(b. 1593, Roma, d. ca. 1653, Napoli)
Oil on copper, 41 x 53 cm
Art Museum, Saint Louis
In creating her composition, Artemisia expanded on earlier prototypes, particularly Titian's Danaë in the Prado.
The authorship of this painting is debated, some critics attribute it to Artemisia's father, Orazio Gentileschi.