When the Flemish artist Rubens was commissioned by a member of the Pallavicini family to paint Christ and the twelve apostles the completed pictures were hung in the chapel of the family palace in Antwerp. At the end of the 17th century the pictures were brought to Rome and hung in the family home, the Palazzo Pallavicini Rospigliosi close to the Quirinal palace, where they have remained ever since, only ever seen by few people. Now the association of historic houses (Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane) in collaboration with Telecom-Progetto Italia is putting these works on display at the Casina dellAurora in the grounds of the Palazzo Pallavicini, Via XXIV Maggio 43. The exhibition is free and is open from 10.00-19.00 from 1-4 June.
Later in the month (15-18 June) the Conversion of Saul by Caravvaggio will be on show at Palazzo Odescalchi, Piazza SS Apostoli 80, from 10.00-19.00.
For further information see www.adsilazio.it