BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
(b. 1598, Napoli, d. 1680, Roma)

Design for a looking-glass

c. 1656
Pen and brown wash over black chalk, 230 x 188 mm
Royal Library, Windsor

This sheet contains a drawing of a square looking-glass with the winged figure of Chronos above, holding drapery that falls to form framing curtains within the square. It was designed for the Queen of Sweden.

It is inscribed, lower left: Disegno del Cavalier Gio. Lorenzo Bernino per uno specchio per la Regina di Suetia.