Doria Pamphilj (Pamphili) Museum Gallery In Palazzo Doria Pamphilj (Pamphili)

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Doria Pamphilj Museum Gallery, Rome, Italy

The Doria Pamphilj Gallery (also spelled Doria Pamphili Gallery) is a large art collection housed in the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj (also spelled Palazzo Doria Pamphili) in Rome, Italy. It is situated between the Via del Corso and Via della Gatta. The principal entrance is on the Via del Corso (until recently entrance to the gallery was from the Piazza del Collegio Romano). Like the palace, it is still privately owned by the princely Roman family Doria Pamphilj. The Museum provides programs and services to help make its exhibitions and collection accessible to all visitors. Digital audio guide included in Italian, english and french.

This imposing building, still property of the noble Pamphilj family, was built between the 16th and the 18th century and preserves all its original furniture. The facade by G.Valvassori (1731-1734) is perhaps the finest and most balanced Rococo work in Rome; the ample 16th century courtyard was built under the Della Rovere. The facade at Piazza del Collegio Romano is by A.Del Grande (1660). The palace at Via del Plebescito was erected in 1643 by Paolo Ameli; and the part at Via della Gatta is by A.Busiri Vici (19th century).

The wonderful halls contain a worthy collection of paintings including masterpieces by Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio and Velasquez as well as sculptures by Bernini and Algardi.

About Doria Pamphilj Landi family

The family name Doria Pamphilj Landi, derives from two marriages that took place in the seventeenth century. The first between Giovanni Andrea II Doria (1607-40) and Maria Polissena Landi (1608-79), Princess of Valditaro and the last representative of a line related to the Swabian emperors; the second between Giovanni Andrea III Doria Landi (1653-1737) and Anna Pamphilj (1652-1728), belonging to the family of Pope Innocent X (1574-1655).

Both Giovanni Andrea II and Giovanni Andrea III descended from the Genoa branch of the Doria family made famous by Andrea I Doria (1466-1560), who, known as the "Liberator of the Fatherland" for having freed Genoa from the yoke of the foreigner, was Admiral of the Fleet of Emperor Charles V and the first Prince of Melfi.

Besides the pope already referred to, several members of the family pursued distinguished careers in the church, and were made cardinale: Girolamo Pamphilj (1545-1610), who was a friend of St Philip Neri; Benedetto Pamphilj (1653-1730), patron of the arts and especially of music; and Giuseppe Maria Doria (1751-1816), who was Secretary of State during the papacy of Pius VI.

Famous lay members of the family include Filippo Andrea V (1813-76), who was deputy mayor of Rome immediately after the city was unified with the Kingdom of Italy in 1870, and Filippo Andrea VI (1886-1958), whose moral integrity and inflexible opposition to Fascism led to his being appointed mayor as soon as Rome was liberated, in 1944.

Galleria Doria Pamphili (Doria Pamphili Gallery)

It includes an exceptional documentation of Italian and foreign paintings from the 16th to the 18th century. The collection was initiated in 1651 by the Innocent X Pamphili who decreed that the pictures and furnishings in Palazzo Pamphili in Piazza Navona should be inherited by his nephew Camillo Pamphili. Important additions were made to these works of art when Camillo married Olimpia Aldobrandini, widow of Paolo Borghese, and in 1760 with the Doria family bequests. The Doria family still live here, and the collection has been protected by the State since 1816.

Sala del Poussin is decorated with the 17th century landscapes by G.Dughet. Sala del Trono displays more landscapes by Crescenzio Onofri, pupil of Dughet. Sala Azzurra contains the 19th century family portraits. Sala dei Velluti, which retains its late 18th century red velvet wall-hangings, contains busts of Innocent X and Benedetto Pamphili by A.Algardi. Saletta Verde is decorated in an elegant Rococo 18th century Venetian style, and has Venetian scenes. Sala da Ballo was decorated at the end of the 19th century with silk hangings. Family Chapel was designed by C.Fontana in 1691, but altered in the 18th century. The altar of rare marbles dates from the 17th century and the ivory crucifix is by E.Ferrata. Saletta Gialla: 12 tapestries of the signs of the Zodiac by C.Audran, that were executed in the Gobelins workshops by order of Louis XV. Saletta Rossa has 17th century Gobelins tapestry.

The Gallery itself is arranged around four sides of a courtyard.

Doria Pamphilj Art Paintings From Other Countries Including Italian:

Music Concerts and Reception:

The rooms of the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, which hold works by Caravaggio, Guercino, Velázquez, Bruegel, Bernini, Titian, Mabuse, Lippi, Lorrain, will be open to the public during the interval of the concerts.


Entry Ticket Price:

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10.00 - 17.00, Ticket office closes at: 16:30

Address and Contact:
Doria Pamphilj (Pamphili) Museum Gallery
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj (Pamphili)
Via del Corso, 305 - Rome (between the Via del Corso and Via della Gatta)
Zone: Rione Colonna (Pantheon-Montecitorio-Barberini) (Roma centro)
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Confusingly, until the unification of the Doria and Pamphilj surnames both palazzi were known as Palazzo Pamphilj, or in the case of today's Doria Pamphilj sometimes "Palazzo Pamfilio". Both spellings Pamphilj and Pamphili are in common Italian usage, even though the family prefers Pamphilj. Also see: Palazzo Pamphilj (Pamphili) In Piazza Navona and Villa Doria Pamphili (Pamphilj): Museum, Casino, Theatre, Fountains, Chapel And Garden

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