Two Angels in Sant'Agostino
|Artist||Gian Lorenzo Bernini|
|Location||Basilica of Sant'Agostino, Rome|
Two Angels in Sant'Agostino are two marble sculptures above the high altar of the Basilica of Sant'Agostino in Rome. They are listed as being by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the biography of Baldinucci, and there is also recorded evidence of Bernini having been paid for them. However, it seems likely that Bernini passed the work over to one of his assistants, Giuliano Finelli.
One of the bozzetti (preparatory works in terracotta) is in the Ringling Museum, Sarasota, in the USA. It was verified as a Bernini by art historian Rudolf Wittkower and purchased for US$ 5,880 by the museum in 1961; a fact corroborated in newspaper reports of the time. However, the current Ringling museum website states the work to be the design of Bernini and executed by Giuliano Finelli.
- Wittkower 1955, p. 246.
- Ringling Museum Website, http://emuseum.ringling.org/emuseum/view/objects/asitem/search$0040/0?t:state:flow=cf44f583-7dd0-4212-ba74-1a5cccecac07
- Sarasota Herald-Tribune - May 20, 1960, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nlw0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=8IoEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7287%2C1995068
- Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Jan 15, 1961, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AbgqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=R2UEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7461%2C2906151
- Wittkower, Rudolf. Bernini: The Sculptor of the Roman Baroque. London: Phaidon Press, 1997.
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