OTTONI, Lorenzo
(b. 1658, Roma, d. 1736, Roma)

Bust of the Duchess of Mirandola

Marble, life-size
Palazzo Ducale, Mantua

Ottoni imitated Algardi's style in this portrait, but even the bust's extension to half-length, showing arms, handkerchief and book, cannot compensate for Ottoni's inanimate treatment of his sitter, something which merely emphasizes the distance between Algardi and his successors.