Pope Clement IX

Pope Clement IX
Pope Clement IX
Giulio Rospigliosi, who became Pope Clement IX, was papal nuncio to King Philip IV when Juan Hidalgo worked at the palace. So they must have known each other well. Rospigliosi was a librettist and wrote the world’s first comic opera. He plays a major role in The Harpist of Madrid. This picture of him was painted by another friend fof Juan’s, Diego Velazquez

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