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Bust of Camilla Barbadori, mother of Pope Urban VIII Barberini  1619

by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

At the tender age of 20, Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest sculptors of the Baroque, created this bust of the mother of Cardinal Maffeo Barberini (1568-1644), Camilla Barbadori. A few years later, after the cardinal was appointed Pope and took the name Urban VIII, he became Bernini’s most important patron. [br] The bust of Camilla Barbadori was to join a comp...
Curtesy of National Gallery of Denmark