Doria Pamphilj Gallery

The Doria Pamphilj Gallery is a large art collection housed in the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Rome, between Via del Corso and Via della Gatta. The principal entrance is on the Via del Corso; the palace façade on Via del Corso is adjacent to Santa Maria in Via Lata. Like the palace, it is still owned by the princely Roman family Doria Pamphili. Tours of the state rooms culminate in concerts of Baroque and Renaissance music, paying tribute to the setting and the masterpieces it contains; the large collection of paintings and statuary has been assembled since the 16th century by the Doria, Pamphilj and Aldobrandini families now united through marriage and descent under the simplified surname Doria Pamphilj. The collection includes paintings and furnishings from Innocent X's Palazzo Pamphilj, who bequeathed them to his nephew Camillo Pamphilj; the Palazzo has grown over the centuries. The main collection is displayed in state rooms, including the chapel, complete with the mummified corpse of the family saint.

However, the bulk is displayed in a series of four gilded and painted galleries surrounding a courtyard. An extensive suite of further rooms have now been converted to permanent well-lit galleries, containing the more medieval and Byzantine art in the collection; the palace was renovated for the marriage of Andrea IV Doria Pamphilj Landi to Princess Leopoldina Maria of Savoy, daughter of Louis Victor, Prince of Carignan and Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg in 1767. Work was carried out under the supervision of an architect from Trapani. Velázquez's Portrait of Innocent X, who rose to papacy as cardinal Giovan Battista Pamphilj in 1644, is considered the collection's masterpiece. Velázquez while not idealizing the pope's countenance, is not unflattering in the portrait; the portrait painted to commemorate the Holy Year was commissioned by his hedonistic sister-in-law Olimpia Maidalchini, his close confidante and adviser, some say mistress. Since 1927, Velázquez's portrait was placed in a specially designated small room along with a sculptured bust of the same pope by Bernini.

Olimpia Maidalchini's son Camillo Pamphilj, defying his powerful mother, renounced the Cardinalship conferred on him by his uncle the Pope and married the widowed Olimpia Borghese. Born an Aldobrandini, she brought the palazzo known as Palazzo Aldobrandini into the Pamphilj family. Following a period of exile in the country, to avoid confrontation with the Pope and Olimpia Maidalchini, the newly married couple took up permanent residence in the Palazzo Aldobrandini which from 1654 Camillo began to expand on a large scale; the architect in charge of this lengthy project was Antonio Del Grande. The façade facing the Via del Corso, however, is by Gabriele Valvassori. Following Camillo's death in 1666, building continued under the auspices of his two sons Giovanni Battista and Benedetto. One of Camillo and Olimpia's daughters, Anna Pamphilj, married the Genoese aristocrat Giovanni Andrea III Doria Landi in 1671, it was their descendants who inherited the Palazzo when the Roman branch of the Pamphilj family ended in 1760.

In 1763 Prince Andrea IV combined his Roman names to the present Doria-Pamphilj-Landi. In 1767 the ceilings of the state rooms were frescoed by late-baroque artists such as Crescenzio Onofri, Aureliano Milani, Stefano Pozzi; the collection was first opened to the public by the three-quarters English Princess Orietta Pogson Doria Pamphilj, whose English husband Commander Frank Pogson added her name to his. Her own father, Prince Filippo Andrea VI, was half English. Princess Orietta and Commander Frank did much to restore the Palazzo. Along with the possessions of the Colonna and Pallavicini-Rospigliosi families, this is one of the largest private art collections in Rome; the Family chapel was designed by architect Carlo Fontana in the late 17th century, but since altered. The ivory crucifix was carved by Ercole Ferrata. Saletta Gialla and Rossa contain Gobelins tapestries, including those on Zodiac signs by Claude Audran. Sala del Poussin: Landscapes by Claude Lorrain. Birth of Adonis and the Rape of Adonis by Poussin and Giacomo Eremiti.

Main painting galleries: 1st Gallery: Mary Magdalene by Carracci. 2nd Gallery: Velázquez and Bernini portraits, antique Roman statues. Saletta del Seicento: Caravaggio's Penitent Magdalene and The Rest on the Flight into Egypt Saletta del Cinquecento: Double portrait by Raphael. Saletta del Quattrocento: works by Ludovico Mazzolino and Antoniazzo Romano. 3rd Gallery: St Jerome by Lotto. 4th Gallery: bust of Olimpia Aldobrandini by Algardi. Saletta degli Specchi: Landscape by Domenichin

1949 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1949 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 68th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise. The Pirates finished sixth in the league standings with a record of 71–83. Prior to 1949 season: Dick Smith was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates. May 19, 1949: Ed Bahr and Grady Wilson were traded by the Pirates to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Nanny Fernandez. September 21, 1949: The Pirates traded a player to be named and cash to the San Francisco Seals for Bill Werle; the Pirates completed the deal by sending Steve Nagy to the Seals on September 27. Note: Pos = Position. = Batting average. = Batting average. The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6

Ila Pant

Ila Pant is an Indian politician, a Member of Parliament in 12th Lok Sabha from Nainital constituency of Uttar Pradesh. She is the wife of former minister K. C. Pant. Ila Pant was born in Nainital on 10 March 1938, she is the daughter of Govind Ballabh Pande. She graduated from the University of Allahabad with a Bachelor of Arts degree. On 20 June 1957, she married the politician Krishna Chandra Pant from Uttarakhand Brahmin family; the couple has two sons. Ila Pant's father-in-law Govind Ballabh Pant was a senior Indian National Congress leader, her husband went on to become a minister as well, she won the 1998 general election as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, winning 38.52% of the votes in the Nainital constituency. She defeated the former Chief Minister and Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari by a margin of 15,557 votes. During 1998-99, she served as a member of the Committee on External Affairs and of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs, she has served on the Board of Governors of the Pant Nagar University, as a Secretary of the G.

B. Pant Memorial Society in New Delhi. Biographical Sketch - Member of Parliament 12th Lok Sabha Interview of K. C. Pant