Portrait of Pope Innocent X Pamphili

Portrait of Pope Innocent X Pamphili

designed 1647-1648; cast 1650-1700

Alessandro Algardi

(Italian, 1598-1654)


Overall: 97 x 81 x 29 cm (38 3/16 x 31 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.); Base: 23.5 x 27.1 cm (9 1/4 x 10 11/16 in.); without base: 78.1 x 81.6 cm (30 3/4 x 32 1/8 in.)

Gift of Rosenberg and Stiebel, Inc., in honor of William Mathewson Milliken, Director 1930-1958 1957.496


Innocent X (Giambattista Pamphili) was pope from 1644 until his death in 1655. Although he was not very interested in the visual arts, he followed tradition and gave several papal commissions for artistic projects. Algardi was the sculptor most frequently called upon by Innocent X. This sensitive portrait captures many details of the pope's costume as well as his intelligent, quiet face.

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