Design for an unexecuted tomb of Pope Clement XI Albani (1700-1721), from a time in Bracci's career when his connections with the family were increasing.

Includes elements which were reused in later designs e.g. the radical idea of a dynamic, standing figure of the pope; and the papal sarcophagus flanked by allegories of Strength and Religion. A scaled ground plan is included, and evidence of revisions and corrections reveal the working methods of the artist.

Provenance

Unknown European Collection; Christie's, New York, 2003; Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox, London. The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register.


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