Ponte Sant'Angelo Angels (Rome, Italy) : An angel holding a Robe and Dice, carved by Pietro Paolo Naldini

Creator:
Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680
Raggi, Antonio, I, 1624-1686
Published/Created:
Rome, Lazio, Italy
1667-1672
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
marble
Notes:
In 1667 Pope Clement IX commissioned Bernini to design eight statues of angels holding the symbols of the Passion to be placed over the piers supporting the bridge. All of the figures were designed by Bernini and executed by assistants except for two - the Superscription and the Crown of Thorns which were carved by the artist and his son. They were never installed and copies were made to replace them (the originals were removed to the church of Sant'Andrea delle Fratte.) The others were executed in 1688 by his pupils, including Ercole Ferrata, Pietro Paolo Naldini, Cosimo Fancelli, and Antonio Raggi. At the end towards the castle, the statues of St. Peter and Paul, by the school of Lorenzetto and Paolo Taccone (1464), were set up by Clement VII in 1534. The work was completed in 1672 by Clement X, recorded in an inscription on one of the bases at the north end of the bridge.
Variant Titles:
Bridge of the Angels
Topics:
Sculpture -- Italy -- 17th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Baroque
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A1-BG-PA-B8
Genre:
bridges (built works) (AAT)
sculpture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
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Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
Angels carving visual works; sculpture (visual work) angel
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10087676
PID:
digcoll:1843906