Design for a Papal Tomb Monument by Gianlorenzo Bernini

Possibly for a monument to Pope Innocent X Pamphili (Colnaghi's catalogue).

Details

Medium:
Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk
Dimensions:
47 x 33 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £23,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Colnaghi

There are no allegorical figures as in Bernini's other monuments and no tomb, instead the frail Pope leans with hand raised in benediction.

Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's, London, 3/7/1996, lot. 137.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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