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The Bust of Gabriele Fonseca is a sculptural portrait by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Executed sometime between 1668 and 1674, the work is located in San Lorenzo in Lucina in Rome, Italy. Gabriele Fonseca was the doctor to Pope Innocent X.[1]

Bust of Gabriele Fonseca
Gianlorenzo bernini, busto di gabriele fonseca, 1668-73, 02.JPG
ArtistGian Lorenzo Bernini
Year1668–74 (1668–74)
SubjectGabriele Fonseca
DimensionsOver life-size
LocationSan Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome


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