Statue of Pope Urban VIII

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Memorial Statue of Pope Urban VIII
Memorial Statue of Pope Urban VIII by Bernini.jpg
Artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Year 1635-40
Catalogue 38
Type Sculpture
Medium Marble
Subject Pope Urban VIII
Dimensions Over life-size
Location Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome

The Statue of Urban VIII is a large statue from the late 1630s, of the then pope Urban VIII. It was executed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and his workshop. The work was commissioned in 1635 and took five years to complete.[1] The piece sits in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome.[2] A print of the statue exists in the National Library of Austria.[3]


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