Putto Supporting an Unidentified Object: Study for the Tomb of Maria Clementina Sobieska Stuart
Pietro Bracci, Italian, 1700 - 1773
Bracci was one of the most important sculptors working in Rome in the middle decades of the eighteenth century. His most famous commission was the central sculptural group of the Trevi Fountain. This drawing is a study for the tomb in Saint Peter's of Maria Clementina Sobieska Stuart (died 1735), niece of King John II of Poland and wife of James III (died 1766), the Old Pretender to the English throne.