The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 18, 2018

Portrait of Pope Innocent X Pamphili, designed 1647-1648; cast 1650-1700

bronze, Overall: 97 x 81 x 29 cm (38 3/16 x 31 7/8 x 11 3/8 in.); Base: 23.5 x 27.1 cm (9 1/4 x 10 5/8 in.); without base: 78.1 x 81.6 cm (30 11/16 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.

Cleveland, OH, East Ohio Gas Company, Art of the Seaway Nations, week of April 20, 1959, repr.
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, Art in Italy, 1600-1700," April 6-May 9, 1965, cat no. 41, repr.
CMA: Portraiture: The Image of the Individual, November 22, 1983-January 22, 1984, no cat.
Sarasota, FL, Baroque Portraiture in Italy: Works from North American Collections, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, December 5, 1984-February 3, 1985, also to Hartford, CT, Wadsworth Atheneum, March 20-May 20, 1985, cat. no. 3, p. 48, repr. p. 49.
Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; February 8 - April 12, 1998. "Vatican Treasures: Early Christian, Reniassance, and Baroque Art from the Papal Collections," exh. cat. no. 37, p. 111.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA (8/5/2008 - 10/26/2008) and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (11/28/2008 - 3/8/2009): "Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture"

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