Wadsworth acquires Gentileschi self-portrait

March 28 2014

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Picture: Wadsworth Atheneum

Regular readers may recall that I was surprised the above Self-Portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi failed to sell at Christie's most recent Old Master sale in New York. It's a fine picture, and I thought Christie's estimate of $3-$5m was very fair. So I'm pleased to see that the Wadsworth Atheneum bought the picture in an after-sale deal. Well done them and well done Christie's. More here.

Incidentally, did you know that the Atheneum was the first public art institution in the United States?

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