Lateran Basilica: Aisles and Tombs (Rome, Italy) : Tomb of Cardinal Annibaldi (figure sculpture by Borromini), close-up of console and garland

Creator:
Borromini, Francesco, 1599-1667
Published/Created:
Lateran Basilica, Rome, Lazio, Italy
1646-1650
Date Depicted:
10/18/1998
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
stone
stucco
Notes:
Borromini's final contribution to the decoration of the Lateran Basilica were the tombs in the side aisles commissioned by Alexander VII. They are a fanciful combination of medieval fragments and Baroque frames; mainly owing to the skilful handling of illusionistic perspectives these hybrid creations offer a spectacle of opposing forces crowded within the narrowest space. Alexander condemned them as being 'too Gothic'. This was not intended as a comment on their style but rather implied that the innovative combination of classical elements produced an uncanonical ensemble alien to the conservative Pope.
Variant Titles:
Saint John Lateran: Aisles and Tombs
San Giovanni in Laterano
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 17th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Baroque
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A1-BF-SG-4-B8
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
churches: basilicas (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
death or burial; rulers and leaders; Alexander VII, Pope, 1599-1667 carving ; construction built works; funerary structures; tombs; built works; monuments interior
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
10/18/1998
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:
10087340
PID:
digcoll:1859619