Bust of Francesco I d'Este

The Bust of Francesco I d'Este is a marble portrait bust by the Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Completed in 1652, the work depicts Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena. It is in the Galleria Estense, Modena, Italy.[1] The noble yet detached expression of the face, the extensive drapery and the lavish locks of hair are often taken to be emblematic of the way Bernini represented "absolute monarchs" as seemingly adopting superior poses, oblivious to their surroundings.[2] A painting of the portrait bust, surrounded by various objects, undertaken by the artist Francesco Stringa in the late 1660s is in the Minneapolis Institute of Art.[3]

Bust of Francesco I d'Este
ArtistGian Lorenzo Bernini
Year1650–1652 (1650–1652)
Dimensions100 cm (39 in)
LocationMuseo Estense, Modena
Preceded byNoli Me Tangere (Bernini)
Followed byCorpus (Bernini)

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  1. ^ Wittkower 1966, p. 224.
  2. ^ Dombrowski 2011, pp. 165–199.
  3. ^ artsmia 2022.

References edit

  • artsmia (2022). "Allegorical Still Life with Bernini's Bust of Francis I d'Este".
  • Dombrowski, Damian (2011). "Apotheosis and Mediality in Bernini's Later Portrait Busts". Artibus et Historiae. 32 (63): 165–199. JSTOR 41479743.
  • Wittkower, Rudolf (1966). Gian Lorenzo Bernini: the sculptor of the Roman baroque. London: Phaidon P. Retrieved 10 August 2022.

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