Doria Pamphilj Gallery - Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 41° 53.899 E 012° 28.909
33T E 291110 N 4641553
Quick Description: The large collection of paintings, furniture and statuary has been assembled since the 16th century by the Doria, Pamphilj, Landi and Aldobrandini families now united through marriage and descent under the simplified surname Doria Pamphilj.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 10/6/2015 1:39:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMPQB7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The Palazzo has grown over the centuries; it is likely the largest in Rome still in private ownership. The main collection is displayed in state rooms, including the chapel, complete with the mummified corpse of the family saint. However, the bulk is displayed in a series of four gilded and painted galleries surrounding a courtyard. An extensive suite of further rooms have now been converted to permanent well-lit galleries, containing the more medieval and Byzantine art in the collection.

The palace was renovated for the marriage of Andrea IV Doria Pamphilj Landi to Princess Leopoldina Maria of Savoy, daughter of Louis Victor, Prince of Carignan and Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg in 1767. Work was carried out under the supervision of Francesco Nicoletti, an architect from Trapani.

Velazquez's portrait of Innocent X, who rose to papacy as cardinal Giovan Battista Pamphilj in 1644, is considered the collection's masterpiece. Velazquez while not idealizing the pope's countenance, is not unflattering in the portrait; Innocent X's features were by his contemporaries believed to symbolise a despotic lifestyle and vindictive character.
Name: Doria Pamphilj Gallery

Via del Corso, 305

Web Site: [Web Link]

Agency/Ownership: Private

Hours of operation:
Open every day from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Admission Fee: 12€

Gift Shop: yes

Cafe/Restaurant: yes

Phone Number: Not listed

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