She was tortured by thumbscrews in an attempt to verify her allegations but in the end Tassi was eventually acquitted. One month after the trial, Gentileschi married and moved to Florence where she achieved considerable success and produced some of her finest paintings. She received a large commission for a painting at Casa Buonarroti and enjoyed the support of the Medici family. In 1616, she became a member of the Accademia del Disego despite women's lack of acceptance in the formal art institutions. Artemisia returned to Rome in 1620 but relocated to Naples in 1630 where she spent the remainder of her life living in comfort and enjoying the patronage of nobility. While she was mainly known as a portrait painter, it was Artemisia's dramatic historyreligious paintings which earned her the reputation of artist extra ordinaire.
An example of Gentileschi's mature work, this pain