Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Bust of Camilla Barbadori (1619)

CAMILLA BARBADORI was already ten years dead when Bernini made this portrait bust, possibly commissioned by her son Carlo Barberini, who as the elder became head of the Barberini family when his father died. The other son, Maffeo, would some years later become Pope Urban VIII and is nowadays mostly known for his controversy with Galilei.

The bust is now located at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen.

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