Design for the Mattei Catafalque; a monument with a pyramid of candles surmounted by a flaming torch, an inscribed tablet below flanked by two Roman soldiers.
Drawings/ album by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, 16131680
© British Museum
- Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk, with a vertical line ruled at the centre and pricked;
- 26.2 x 19.5 cm
- Acquired in:
Part of an album of drawings belonging to Lord James Cavendish MP (d 1741), son of the second Duke of Devonshire (1665-1729), founder of the great collection of drawings at Chatsworth. The collection of drawings form an interesting relic of the great age of collecting in England.
Collection of Lord James Cavendish