Tomb of Countess Matilda of Tuscany

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Tomb of Countess Matilda of Tuscany, St Peters, Rome

The Tomb of Countess Matilda of Tuscany is a large sculptural memorial designed by the Italian artist Gianlorenzo Bernini and executed by Bernini and various other sculptors. It was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII in 1633 and was destined for St. Peter's, Rome, where it still sits now. The final parts were completed in 1644. [1]

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Notes
  1. ^ Wittkower, p. 254-5
Bibliography
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  • Wittkower, Rudolf (1997). Gian Lorenzo Bernini: The Sculptor of the Roman Baroque (4th ed.). London: Phaidon Press. ISBN 9780714837154.