ALGARDI, Alessandro
(b. 1598, Bologna, d. 1654, Roma)

Bust of Lelio Frangipane

San Marcello al Corso, Rome

The monuments to the Frangipanes are in the fourth chapel in the left nave of the church. The bust of Lelio is one of three of the same size and inserted in the same marble frame,

Lelio Frangipane died in 1600 at the age of 26 during the siege of Sabatellum in Croatia. He was sent there by Pope Clement VIII to support the Habsburgs in containing an Ottoman attack. In the bust he is shown wearing a fine XVIth century armour similar to that shown in the portrait of Cosimo I de' Medici by Angelo Bronzino.