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Capitoline Picture Gallery

The second floor of the Palazzo dei Conservatori houses an important collection of paintings, which also includes many works of decorative and applied art.

The Capitoline Picture Gallery is the oldest public collection of paintings. It was built on the Capitoline hill between 1748 and 1750, with the purchase of paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - including masterpieces by Titian, Caravaggio and Rubens - coming from the Sacchetti and Pio di Savoia collections. Afterwards the collection of the museum has greatly increased: in particular, noteworthy is Count Francesco Cini’s legacy, whose collection of porcelains was donated to the gallery in 1881.

Hall of St. Petronilla - Artistic Trends in Rome during the Seventeenth Century

Hall of St. Petronilla - Artistic Trends in Rome during the Seventeenth Century

At the end of the sixteenth century, Rome was the main centre of illustrative culture and the meeting place of artists of different origins. In the early 1590s, Caravaggio arrived in Rome from Lombardy where he remained until 1606 and deeply influenced the meaning of pictorial research.

Hall of St. Petronilla

Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi, Milan 1571 - Porto Ercole 1610), 1595
Inv. PC 131
Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi, Milan 1571 - Porto Ercole 1610), 1602-1603
Inv. PC 239
Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen, Westphalia 1577 - Antwerp 1640), 1612
Inv. PC 67
Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, Cento 1591 - Bologna 1666), 1621 - 1623
Inv. PC 140
Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri, Bologna 1581 - Naples 1641), 1622
Inv. PC 134

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