Memorial to Ippolito Merenda
|Artist||Gian Lorenzo Bernini|
|Location||San Giacomo alla Lungara, Rome|
The Memorial to Ippolito Merenda is a funerary monument designed by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1636 and 1638. Along with the similar monument for Alessandro Valtrini, this artwork was a startling new approach to funerary monuments, incorporating dynamic, flowing inscriptions being dragged by a moving figure of death. It is in the church of San Giacomo alla Lungara in Rome.
Merenda was from Cesena in Emilia Romagna. He left a bequest to San Giacomo della Lungara (of 20,000 Roman scudi) on his death in 1636. One of the nephews of the then pope Urban VIII, Cardinal Francesco Barberini, then commissioned the monument from Bernini in recognition of Merenda's contribution.
- Wittkower, p. 210.
- Bernstock, pp. 210–32.
- Bernstock, Judith E. (June 1981). "Bernini's Memorials to Ippolito Meranda and Alessandro Valtrini". The Art Bulletin (College Art Association) 63 (2): 210–32. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- Wittkower, Rudolf (1997). Gian Lorenzo Bernini: The Sculptor of the Roman Baroque. London: Phaidon Press. ISBN 978-0801414305.