Who was Artemisia Gentileschi?

Who was Artemisia Gentileschi and how does she portray herself in this rare self-portrait? Letizia Treves, the James and Sarah Sassoon Curator of Later Italian, Spanish, and French 17th-century Paintings at the National Gallery, UK, explores the life story of the most celebrated female artist of the 17th century, and why her 'Self Portrait' is such an important acquisition to our collection.