Portrait of Orazio Gentileschi by Lucas Emil Vorsterman after Sir Anthony van Dyck for “The Iconography”, c. 1630
Remarkable Tuscan artist. Born in Pisa, he settled in Rome in 1576. His work was influenced by Caravaggio but without his wild energy and imagination. In 1626 he became court painter to Charles I of England.
Orazio Gentileschi’s major works are The Lute Player, c. 1610 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art); Annunciation, c. 1621–23 (Turin: Galleria Sabauda); Lot and his Daughters, 1622 (J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles); Cupid and Psyche, 1610s (St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.