Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia Comune di Ariccia
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The Baroque Museum
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Baciccio - Self-Portrait
Baciccio
Self-Portrait
Fagiolo Collection,
Chigi Palace, Ariccia
The Chigi Collection has been enriched in recent years with acquisitions that have created the first Baroque Museum.
 
The Fagiolo Collection was donated by the Art Historian Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco, and comprises much of the Baroque Museum. It includes works from masters such as Cavalier d'Arpino, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Pietro da Cortona, Baciccio, Andrea Sacchi and Andrea Pozzo. There are also canvases done by their students, such as Ciro Ferri, Giacinto and Ludovico Gimignani and Giuseppe Passeri. The collection also includes works from French and Flemish artists who vacationed in Rome such as Jean Lemaire, Jan Miel, The Bourgognone and Jacques Stella.
 
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Pace - Dog with marine/bay and countryside
Michelangelo Pace, the "Campidoglio"
Dog with marine/bay and countryside
Koelliker Collection
Luigi Koelliker reintroduced two original Chigi family paintings through his donation to the Baroque museum in 2000 and 1998, respectively. The "Campidoglio" Dog with marine/bay and countryside and Dog with countryside by Michelangelo Pace. Pace made a number of scenic depictions for Cardinal Flavio Chigi, celebrating the hunt with dogs and feudal Chigi lands as backgrounds.
 
 
The Chigi Library
The collector Beatrice Chiovenda Canestro donated a wonderful array of texts on Baroque Art.