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The Obelisk of the Minerva

<I>Study drawing for the Obelisk of the Minerva (c. 1665-1667)</I>

Harvard-Style Citation

Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, n.d. The Obelisk of the Minerva. (s.l.): (s.n.)

Description

The drawing is one of several sketches done by Bernini for the project of the Obelisk of the square of the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. The commission was given him by Pope Alexander VII just after the return of Bernini from France in 1665. The work was begun in 1667.

Copyright: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

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Creator

Bernini, Gian Lorenzo

Source

Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana; Vatican Library; Vatican City

Publication

c. 1665-1667

Resource type

Still image

Drawing

  • Provenance

    Chigi collection

    Chigi P.VII.9 f. 123


About the record

Type

Catalogue Record

Available since

2014-03-06