The Artist and her Studio

Detail of oil painting showing intricate gold, jewels and pearls
Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.Credit

Discover more about Lavinia Fontana's studio practice.

As part of the recent Lavinia Fontana Conservation and Research Project, the team carried out technical and scientific analysis of Fontana's painting The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon (1599) as well as art-historical research.

This work has offered us a fascinating glimpse into the artist's studio practice during her final years in Bologna, as well as revealing hidden details of the painting.