Doria Pamphili Gallery, Rome

Doria Pamphili Gallery, Rome

Nestled between the Via del Corso and Via della Gatta in Rome, Italy; the Doria Pamphili Gallery, with its large art collection lures people from different parts of the world. The gallery is housed in the Palazzo Doria Pamphili.

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The history of Galleria Doria Pamphili goes back to the 1670s when one of Camillo and Olimpia's daughters Anna Pamphlij got married to Giovanni Andrea III Doria Landi in 1671. After the end of the Roman branch of Pamhililj family in 1760, the descendants inherited the Palazzo. This was followed by the combination of Genoese and Roman names to the Doria-Pamphilij-Landi by Principe Andrea IV in 1763. Renowned artists such as Aureliano Milani, Stefano Pozzi, and Crescenzio Onofri were given the job to fresco the state rooms.

People got the opportunity to witness the collection for the first time when Orietta Pogson Doria Pamphili opened it to the public. After she died in the year 2000, Prince Jonathan Doria Pamphili, one of her adopted children took over it. The historically significant museum has one of the largest private art collections in Rome. Roman family Doria Pamphilij is the owner of both the palace and the collections.

The gallery houses a large collection of some marvelous art work in the form of paintings, statuary and furniture of the 16th century. The collection of paintings and furnishings is renowned, as it includes items from Innocent X's Palazzo Pamphili. Most of the collection is displayed in gilded and painted galleries. Visitors can experience medieval and Byzantine art collection in the newly built permanent galleries.

Other prominent exhibits include Christ in the house of the Pharisee by Cigoli, Mary Magdalene by Carracci, Herminia and Tancred by Guercino and St. Roch and angel by Saraceni. While these are placed in the 1st gallery, the 2nd gallery has masterpieces like Velazquez and Bernini portraits along with antique Roman statues and Crossing of Red Sea by Antonio Tempesta. The 3rd gallery and 4th the gallery possess invaluable items like Crucifixion by Marcello Venusti, Landscape with hunting scene by Paul Brill, Landscape by Domenichino, marble reliefs by Duquesnoy and various other.

The gallery remains open from Friday through Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Doria Pamphili Gallery, Rome