Doria Pamphilj Gallery – Rome

via del Corso, 305, Roma
Lazio, Italy
Phone: +39 (0)6 6797323
closed on: Open daily, except January 1, Easter, and December 25
Museum Type: Art
Galleria Doria Pamphilj Rome courtyard

The Doria Pamphilj Gallery (Italian: Galleria Doria Pamphilj) in Rome is one of the largest private collections of fine art in Italy, with a number of renowned Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures.

The Palace
The gallery is located in the Doria-Pamphilj Palace, one of the few noble residences in Rome still inhabited by the family it is named after.
The older nucleus of the palace was built in the 15th century and subsequently enlarged and renovated in the following four centuries after designs by various architects, including Giovanni Antonio de Pomis, Giovanni Pietro Moraldi,  Antonio del Grande, Carlo Fontana, Gabriele Valvassori, and Andrea Busiri Vici.
The palace we see today is thus an ensemble of different architectural styles, for example, the large square courtyard at the center of the building is typically Italian Renaissance style, while the main facade on Via del Corso, completed in 1735, is one of the best examples of late-Baroque residential architecture in Rome.

Art collection
The private collection of the Doria Pamphilj family is on view in twelve, richly decorated, rooms arranged around the internal courtyard on the piano nobile of the palace.

Paintings and sculptures on view include masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio, Annibale Carracci, Lorenzo Lotto, Titian, Hans Memling, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Guido Reni, and Lorenzo Bernini, among others, along with an important collection of 17th-century Flemish paintings. The collection also includes the famous portrait of Pope Innocent X (a member of the Doria Pamphilj family himself) by Diego Velázquez.

The palace also accommodates a large archive, open to researchers, with historical documents related to the Doria and Pamphilj families.

Galleria Doria Pamphilj Rome interior view 01

Doria Pamphilj Palace, gallery of the mirrors; photo: dvdbramhall

Galleria Doria Pamphilj Rome interior view 02

Doria Pamphilj Palace, the red room; photo: Patrick Rasenberg (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Raphael Doria Pamphilj Gallery Rome

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio), Double portrait, ca. 1516, oil on canvas; photo Lluís Ribes Mateu (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Diego Velázquez, Portrait of Pope Innocent X, Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome

Diego Velázquez, Portrait of Pope Innocent X, ca. 1650, oil on canvas; photo Lluís Ribes Mateu (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Cover image: view of the courtyard of the Doria Pamphilj Palace in Rome; photo: dvdbramhall (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

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