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Coni Minneci , Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614), 2003-2006; oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches; Courtesy of the Artist

Coni Minneci , Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614), 2003-2006; oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches; Courtesy of the Artist

Successful in the times she lived, an amazing figurative painter, this altar-like composition highlights an imagined Italian garden sculpture with two small pears to honor her.