NAnd of course the shoot has its time We are in the first half of the 17th century. It is war like never before in belligerent Europe. After the arduous peace treaty in 1648, three decades later, the entire population of the continent will have bled to death by a third. The noble humanity of the Renaissance is only a distant memory. Artemisia was born on July 8, 1593 in Rome. We only know the name of the mother Prudentia Montoni. None of the younger brothers made it into the annals. It was the sister under whom the Gentileschi’s company sign was to become a title of respect in art history.