Bust of Cardinal Giovanni Dolfin

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Portrait of Giovanni Dolfin
Artist Gianlorenzo Bernini
Year 1621
Type Marble sculpture
Location Venice

The Bust of Cardinal Giovanni Dolfin is a sculptural portrait by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, which is part of a tomb for the Venetian Cardinal Giovanni Dolfin. The tomb as a whole was a joint work commissioned of Bernini and his father Pietro. While Gianlorenzo executed the portrait bust, Pietro carried out the surrounding figures, including two allegorical figures of Faith and Hope. The work was completed in late 1621, and sits in the church of San Michele in Isola. [1] [2]

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  1. ^ Wittkower, p239
  2. ^ Lavin, p.239-240