Damned Soul (Bernini)

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Damned Soul
Latin: Anima Dannata
Bernini - Damned Soul.jpg
Artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Year 1619 (1619)
Catalogue 7
Type Sculpture
Material Marble
Dimensions Life-size
Location Palazzo di Spagna, Rome

Damned Soul (Latin: Anima Dannata) is a marble sculpture bust by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.[1] According to Rudolf Wittkower, the sculpture is in the Palazzo di Spagna in Rome. This may well be what is known today as the Palzzo Monaldeschi.[2]

There is a bronze copy, executed by Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi some time between 1705 and 1707, in the Liechtenstein Collection.


  1. ^ Damned Soul
  2. ^ Wittkower 1955, pp. 237–238.
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