See also:Italian artist, was
See also:born at Naples . He was more celebrated as an architect and a sculptor than as a painter . At a very early age his
See also:great skill in modelling introduced him to
See also:court favour at Rome, and he was specially patronized by Maffeo
See also:Barberini, afterwards
See also:Pope Urban VIII., whose palace he designed . None of his sculptured groups at all come up to the promised excellence of his first effort, the
See also:Apollo and
See also:Daphne, nor are any of his paintings of particular merit . His busts were in so much
See also:request that
See also:Charles I. of England, being unable to have a
See also:personal interview with Bernini, sent him three portraits by Vandyck, from which the artist was enabled to
See also:complete his
See also:model . His architectural designs, including the great
See also:colonnade of St
See also:Peter's, brought him perhaps his greatest celebrity .
See also:Louis XIV., when he contemplated the restoration of the Louvre, sent for Bernini, but did not adopt his designs . The artist's progress through France was a triumphal procession, and he was most liberally rewarded by the great monarch . He
See also:left a
See also:fortune of over L'00,000 .
FRANCOIS JOACHIM DE PIERRE DE BERNIS (1715—1794)
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