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

Monument of Pope Leo XI

Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican

Algardi's tomb for Leo XI was built at the same time as Bernini's tomb for Urban VIII, and it clearly borrows some of its concept from Bernini's work. The figures of Liberty and Majesty at the sides were executed by Ercole Ferrata and Giuseppe Peroni.