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WOMEN ARTISTS
 

I tell you again - and don't doubt the contrary - if it were customary to send daughters to school like sons, and if they were then taught the natural sciences, they would learn as thoroughly and understand the subtleties of all the arts and sciences as well as sons.

From Christine de Pisan, Book of the City of Ladies


PLAUTILLA NELLI
 

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Plautilla Nelli, Santa Caterina with Lily, 1550-88

 


PROPERZIA DE' ROSSI
 

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Properzia de' Rossi, Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, ca. 1520

 


CATHARINA VAN HEMESSEN
 

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Catharina van Hemessen, Self-Portrait at the Easel, 1548

 


SOFONISBA ANGUISSOLA
 

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Sofonisba Anguissola, The Game of Chess, 1555

 


LAVINIA FONTANA
 

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Lavinia Fontana, Portrait of a Noblewoman, ca. 1580
 


MARIETTA ROBUSTI
 

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Marietta Robusti, Self-Portrait with Madigral, ca. 1578

 


BARBARA LONGHI
 

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Barbara Longhi, Madonna and Child, ca. 1580-85

 


FEDE GALIZIA
 

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Fede Galizia, Judith with the Head of Holofernes, 1596

 


ARTEMESIA GENTILESCHI
 

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Artemesia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as a Lute Player, 1615-17

 


CLARA PEETERS
 

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Clara Peeters, Table with a cloth, salt cellar, gilt tazza, pie, jug, porcelain dish with olives, and roast fowl, ca. 1611

 


JUDITH LEYSTER
 

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Judith Leyster, Self-Portrait, ca. 1630

 

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