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Bust of Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Bernardo Fioriti, Italian (active Rome), documented 1643 - 1677

Made in Italy, Europe

c. 1660


35 x 25 x 16 inches (88.9 x 63.5 x 40.6 cm) Pedestal: 52 1/8 x 17 5/8 x 12 inches (132.4 x 44.8 x 30.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 288, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of R. Sturgis and Marion B. F. Ingersoll, 1956

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The subject of this marble bust, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, 1598-1680), was the leading sculptor-architect in Rome and one of the most famous European artists when this work was carved. Bernini and Bernardo Fioriti, who sculpted the bust, were both active at that time in projects for Pope Alexander VII and his nephew, Cardinal Flavio Chigi.

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