The show, Galleria Borghese – An Italian Legacy, is comprised of 13 works from the collection founded by Scipione Borghese (1577-1633). It is the largest loan the Galleria has made outside of Italy.
Among the works are a 17th century Battistello Caracciolo painting of David with the head of Goliath, a c. 1610 Borghese-commissioned statue of La Zingarella (Gypsy Girl) executed by Nicolas Cordier and The Amalthea Goat by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, of whom Borghese was an early patron.
The exhibition pays tribute to the ‘art’ of collecting as Borghese exemplified it, capitalised on his advantages to obtain choice objects. Borghese was Cardinal Nephew to Pope Paul V and used his position to amass the outstanding assortment of Italian paintings and sculptures which are the basis of the gallery a remains a popular tourist location in Rome.
The exhibition will be located in TEFAF Paper during the fair, which runs from March 10-19.