TUBY, Jean-Baptiste
(b. 1635, Roma, d. 1700, Paris)

Funeral Monument of Mazarin

Marble and bronze
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Contrary to the Italian examples, in the funeral monument of Cardinal Mazarin, executed by Antoine Coysevox, the main figure was made from marble and the lower sitting figures (the virtues: Prudence, Peace and Fidelity) are bronzes. The figure of Peace is attributed to Jean-Baptiste Tuby. The monument is an example of a sumptuous classical tomb executed with the help of contemporary sculptors.

Formerly the monument was in the chapel of the College des Quattre-Nations, founded by Mazarin (opposite the Louvre, on the left bank of the Seine, today the Institute of France).

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