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ongoing The Gentlemen of Voet

Curated by: Luca Leoncini, Adriana Capriotti

The show

A new series of exhibitions begins with I Gentiluomini di Voet, organized along the exhibition itinerary, concentrated on a limited number of works, intended as fascinating insights that the Museum intends to offer its visitors.

A cycle of exhibitions that goes by the name of "Dialogues" and this to satisfy the need to tell the rich heritage of the Genoese residence thanks to specific and precious focuses so as not to lose the richness and variety of the collections.

In the Gallery of the Chapel of the Royal Palace, from November 27, 2021 to February 27, 2022, three paintings will be exhibited, useful to make known to the local public and not only the personality and qualities of Jacob Ferdinand Voet (Antwerp, 1639 / Paris, 1689), one of the greatest specialists in European portraiture of the Grand Siècle, in the age of Louis XIV, both for the large amount of commissions obtained by the aristocracy, especially Italian, for over thirty years, and for the ability to design, with success, a celebratory model of great pictorial charm.

The exhibition, curated by the director of the collections, Luca Leoncini and organized in collaboration with the Galleria Spada in Rome, aims to compare, specifically, one of the most important works in the picture gallery of the Genoese residence, the Portrait of Giovan Luca Durazzo. , created by the Anversano painter while the Genoese patrician was ambassador for the Republic of Genoa in the city of the popes between 1667 and 1670, with two of the most typical and famous virile effigies of Voet from the Roman period, preserved in the collection of the Galleria Spada: the Portrait of Baron Urbano Rocci in pilgrim's dress and the Portrait of Pompeo Rocci.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Via Balbi, 10
16126 Genova


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