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Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi

Christiansen, Keith, and Judith W. Mann, with essays by Keith Christiansen, Alessandro Zuccari, Livia Carloni, Mary Newcombe, Jean-Pierre Cuzin, Gabriele Finaldi, Jeremy Wood, Judith W. Mann, Elizabeth Cropper, Patrizia Cavazzini, Roberto Contini, Richard Spear, and Riccardo Lattuada (2001)

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Book of the Year Award (ForeWord) in Art (2001)

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