Corsini Gallery

Corsini Gallery

Corsini Gallery is a historic Roman building.

Part of the larger institution “ Barberini Corsini National Gallery ”, the Palace includes a museum and two galleries: Palazzo Barberini and the Corsini Gallery.

The heritage of the National Galleries was formed in 1883 with the donation to the State of the Corsini collection, then placed in Palazzo Corsini.

The collection was soon enriched with works from prestigious Roman collections, so much so that in 1949 the Italian State acquired Palazzo Barberini to open the new headquarters of the National Gallery in 1953.

The Corsini Gallery today only displays works from the Corsini collection and is the only eighteenth-century collection remaining in Rome in its original context : the palace purchased by the family in 1736, under Pope Clement XI I Corsini.

The building, famous for having hosted Queen Christina of Sweden in the seventeenth century, was transformed into a real palace by the architect Ferdinando Fuga. The recent museum exhibition has relocated the paintings exactly as they had been arranged by Cardinal Neri Maria Corsini , the first and main supporter of the collection, based on the inventory of the rooms in 1771.

Visiting the Corsini Gallery therefore means entering the apartment of an eighteenth-century cardinal, including the famous Alcova Christina of Sweden and admiring masterpieces such as the Saint John the Baptist Caravaggio, the Prometheus Salvator Rosa, the Saint Sebastian Rubens or the mysterious Corsini Throne.


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Via della Lungara, 10
00165 Rome


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