Design for the tomb slab of Cardinal Carlo Emanuele Pio da Carpi by Gianlorenzo Bernini

This is a design for a monument now in the pavement in the nave of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and was commissioned by the nephew of Cardinal Carlo Emanuele Pio da Carpi who had died in 1641.

Details

Medium:
Chalk, pen, ink & wash Dimensions: 29 x 24 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,023 ( Total: £40,230; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Christie's

The slab itself, which was originally intended as a wall monument rather than a horizontal stone, follows the drawing very closely, only differing slightly in the inscription.

Provenance

1st Earl of Leicester; by descent; Christie's 1991.

Venue details

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

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am ​ 5pm (until 7pm Thur)

Extended opening until 6pm during August

Share this article