Getty to Restore a Rediscovered Artemisia Gentileschi
|Pre-conservation: Artemisia Gentileschi's Hercules and Omphale, probably 1630s|
The New York Times reports that the Getty Museum is restoring a large painting of Hercules and Omphale that was attributed to Artemisia Gentileschi only after it had been damaged in Beirut's deadly 2020 port explosion. Getty painting curator Davide Gasparotto assigns the 6 by 8-ft. work to Artemisia's Neapolitan period. He hopes to have the conserved painting on view at the Getty by the end of 2023, and it may be there a while. Repair of the painting's Beirut home, Sursock Palace, is expected to take four or five years. The Getty has an Artemisia Lucretia from about 1627 and two large works by her father, Orazio Gentileschi.
More on the Getty site here.