Bust of Cardinal Melchior Klesl

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The Bust of Cardinal Melchior Klesl is a life-size marble bust of the seventeenth-century cardinal by Gianlorenzo Bernini and his assistants, notably Giuliano Finelli. It was probably executed in 1626. It is unclear how much of the work was executed by Bernini and how much by Finelli, or indeed others in Bernini's studio. The sculpture is part of Klesl's in the cathedral of Wiener Neustadt, just south of Vienna.[1][2]

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Notes
  1. ^ Bernini, Giovanni Lorenzo [Herstellung]. "Grabmal des Kardinals Klesl". Europeana. Archived from the original on 2014-12-26. Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  2. ^ Wittkower, p.245-6
Bibliography
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  • Wittkower, Rudolf (1997). Gian Lorenzo Bernini: The Sculptor of the Roman Baroque (4th ed.). London: Phaidon Press. ISBN 9780714837154.