Gianlorenzo Bernini, Girolamo Lucenti, and the statue of Philip IV in S. Maria Maggiore: Patronage and Politics in Seicento Rome

Ostrow, Steven F.
March 1991
Art Bulletin;Mar1991, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p89
Academic Journal
Presents previously unpublished documents that shed new light on the statue of Philip IV in Saint Maria Maggiore and establishes the process by which the chapter of the basilica commissioned and financed the statue and oversaw its completion. Iconography of the statue; Reconstruction of the statue's history; Statue's emergence as both a product and a victim of the rivalry between Spain and France to assert power in the papal capital.


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