SOLDANI BENZI, Massimiliano
(b. 1656, Firenze, d. 1740, Montevarchi)

Bust of the Anima Beata

1705-07
Bronze with golden-red patina, height 39 cm (without socle)
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

The Anima Beata and Anima Dannata are two marble busts by Gianlorenzo Bernini, dated 1619, representing the redeemed and the condemned soul. Soldani Benzi's bronze casts are based on Bernini's works.