attributed to Gianlorenzo Bernini / Portrait Bust of Pope Clement X / about 1670attributed to Gianlorenzo Bernini
Portrait Bust of Pope Clement X
about 1670

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Creator Name: Bernini, Gian Lorenzo
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Role: Sculptor
Creator Dates/Places: 1598 - 1680
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: attributed to Gianlorenzo Bernini
Creator Name: Gaulli, Giovanni Battista
Creator Qualifier: in collaboration with
Creator Role: supervisor of bronze casting
Creator Name-CRT: in collaboration with Giovanni Battista Gaulli
Creator Name: Guidi, Domenico
Creator Qualifier: Formerly attributed to
Creator Name-CRT: formerly attributed to Domenico Guidi
Title: Portrait Bust of Pope Clement X
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1660
Creation End Date: 1680
Creation Date: about 1670
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: H.36 x W.29 x D.14-1/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 59.7
Credit Line: Miscellaneous Purchase Funds

Now on loan to the exhibition Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Master of the Baroque at the Palazzo Venezia in Rome until September 16, 1999, this bronze bust of Pope Clement X was recently attributed to Bernini. Research in the Altieri family archives indicates that this bust may be the lost bronze modeled by Bernini after a portrait of Emilio Altieri (who became Pope Clement X in 1670) painted by Giovanni Battista Gaulli, who also oversaw the casting of the bronze.

Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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