BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
(b. 1598, Napoli, d. 1680, Roma)
Self-Portrait as a Mature Man1630-35
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome
In this self-portrait Bernini painted himself with a fiery expression, circa 1630-1635, four years after executing the bust of Scipione Borghese, which is exhibited in the same room of the Borghese Gallery. This portrait is part of a double portrait with Costanza Bonarelli, which was described in Bernini's will as having already been cut in two.