The Doria Pamphilj gallery is the largest private collection in Rome, combining pieces of Medieval and Byzantine art with masterpiece paintings from the 15th-17th century. The highlight of the collection is undoubtedly Diego Velázquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X, which some see as a good portrayal of the Pope's forceful character. The portrait was commissioned by the Pope's sister-in-law, Olimpia Maidalchini. The deeply impressive portrait can be found in a small, separate room, together with a bust of the same Pope by Bernini.
In addition, the gallery features Raphael's Portrait of Andrea Navagero and Agostino Beazzano, Titian's Salome, Caravaggio's Mary Magdalene and Rest during the Flight into Egypt, as well as Claude Lorrain's ethereal Landscape with Dancing Figures.
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