BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
(b. 1598, Napoli, d. 1680, Roma)
Design for the Tomb of Pope Alexander VIIc. 1670
Pen and brown ink and brown wash over graphite on laid paper mounted on paperboard, 233 x 168 mm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia
This drawing shows a design for the Tomb of Pope Alexander VII in St Peter's, Rome. The tomb was executed after the Pope' death in 1667 by a large group of sculptors headed by Bernini.