Statue of Pope Urban VIII

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Memorial Statue of Pope Urban VIII
Memorial Statue of Pope Urban VIII by Bernini.jpg
ArtistGian Lorenzo Bernini
SubjectPope Urban VIII
DimensionsOver life-size
LocationPalazzo dei Conservatori, Rome

The Statue of Urban VIII is a large statue from the late 1630s, of the then pope Urban VIII. It was executed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and his workshop. The work was commissioned in 1635 and took five years to complete.[1] The piece sits in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome.[2] A print of the statue exists in the National Library of Austria.[3]


  1. ^ Wittkower, p. 258
  2. ^ "Statua di Urbano VIII di Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1635-1640 ca. (Palazzo dei Conservatori, Roma, Aula maggiore o Sala degli Orazi e Curiazi)". Europeana. Retrieved 2013-12-07.
  3. ^ "Urban VIII., papa". Europeana. Retrieved 2013-12-07.
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