Mark Brown: The Guardian

A newly acquired painting expected to become one of the jewels of the national collection is to go on a “grand tour” of unusual and unexpected places.

The National Gallery on Wednesday unveiled what it labelled a “Christmas present for the nation”: its newly cleaned self-portrait by the most celebrated female artist of the Italian Baroque period, Artemisia Gentileschi. …Read More

Pictured: Detail from Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (1615-17) by Artemisia Gentileschi. Photograph: Robilant + Voen