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Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni (1667–1740)

Photo credit: The Bowes Museum

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The sitter was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Church and became a Cardinal following his great-uncle’s election as Pope Alexander VIII in 1689. The offices and rich benefices bestowed upon the sitter provided him with a generous income that he spent on lavish banquets and celebrations on religious holidays. He appointed Domenico Paradisi to renovate his official residence in Rome the Palazzo della Cancelleria and collected paintings, tapestries and sculpture to adorn it.

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle


Date

c.1689–1700

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 134.3 x W 98.5 cm

Accession number

B.M.70

Acquisition method

bequeathed by the Founders, 1885

Work type

Painting


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The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP England

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