Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi (1593?1656?) was internationally famous during her time. Not only did Europe?s most powerful commission her paintings, they wanted self-portraits for their collections. Poets found her a worthy muse for their verses and her fellow painters aspired to have her as their sitter. To her contemporaries, Artemisia was a true ?leading lady? of the art world who painted for England?s king and Tuscany?s grand duke. To one patron she famously quipped, ?My Lordship, I?ll show you what a woman can do.?