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The Senate buildings - Palazzo Madama (Second floor)

President's Office

The windows of the Senate President's office at Palazzo Madama overlook the dome of the Baroque Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone. Between them, a 15th-century "Virgin and Child with Saint John and Saint Blaise" in the manner of Pinturicchio.

The room is also decorated with a painting from the school of Bonifazio Veronese, "Adoration of the Magi", and, on the opposite wall, a portrait of a man by Gerard van Honthorst (1590-1656), a Dutch Mannerist known in Italy as Gherardo delle Notti (Gerard of the Night Scenes) because of his many candlelit nocturnal paintings. In the same room, there are also a painting with a Gospel theme by the Neapolitan artist Luca Giordano (1632-1705), "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's" and, on the wall opposite to the windows, a tapestry showing Aristotle with his disciple Alexander of Macedonia, who was to become Alexander the Great.

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