Portrait of Innocent X  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The Portrait of Pope Innocent X is an oil on canvas portrait by the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez, which he finished during a trip to Italy around 1650. Many artists and art critics consider it the finest portrait ever created. It is housed in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj in Rome. The Irish-born painter Francis Bacon also made a series of paintings, the "Screaming Popes" based on the work, now famous in their own right.

A smaller version is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


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