Statue of Alexander VII (Bernini)

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Statue of Alexander VII
Artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Year 1661-63
Type Marble Sculpture
Location Siena Cathedral, Siena

The Statue of Alexander VII is a large sculpture of Fabio Chigi (Pope Alexander VII), designed by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini and executed by a member of his studio, probably Antonio Raggi. It sits in its original location of the Cathedral of Siena. It was begun in 1661 and completed in 1663.[1]

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Image of statue from Courtauld Institute of Art

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wittkower, Rudolf (2010). Gian Lorenzo Bernini: The Sculptor of the Roman Baroque (4th ed.). London: Phaidon Press. pp. 282–283. ISBN 9780714837154.