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Guide to the Artemisia Gentileschi Letter to Cassiano Dal Pozzo, 1630 August 31

Summary

Collection comprises a signed letter (2 leaves; 20 cm x 27 cm) from Artemisia Gentileschi to patron Cassiano Dal Pozzo, written from Naples 1630 August 31. She requests his help in acquiring a license for her assistant, Diego Campanili, to carry arms, and mentions work she is completing for the Empress and a portrait she is painting for Dal Pozzo.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11053
Title
Artemisia Gentileschi letter to Cassiano Dal Pozzo
Date
1630 August 31
Creator
Gentileschi, Artemisia, 1593-1652 or 1653
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 2 leaves
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in Italian

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a signed letter (2 leaves; 20 cm x 27 cm) from Artemisia Gentileschi to patron Cassiano Dal Pozzo, written from Naples 1630 August 31. She requests his help in acquiring a license for her assistant, Diego Campanili, to carry arms, and mentions work she is completing for the Empress and a portrait she is painting for Dal Pozzo.

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How to Cite

Artemisia Gentileschi Letter to Cassiano Dal Pozzo, 1630 August 31, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Historical Note

Artemisia Gentileschi was a highly regarded painter and proponent of Caravaggio's dramatic realism. She was born in Rome in 1593 and died in Naples in 1652 or 1653.


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Provenance

The Artemisia Gentileschi Letter to Cassiano Dal Pozzo, 1630 August 31, was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice L. Poffinberger, May 2015.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS220.