Corpus Christi

Alessandro Algardi

(Bologna, 1598 - Rome, 1654)
Bronze Height 73 cm (28.7 in.) Rome - circa 1650
Most probably commissioned around 1650 by Cardinal Pignatelli, future Pope Innocenzo XII; by descent in the Pignatelli Aragona Cortes family; acquired in the 19th century by John Fraser-Frisell; his daughter Marie Therese, wife of Anatole Bartholini, Geneva; by descent in the family until 1990; Private collection, Paris
Frick Collection, Renaissance & Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection, New York, 2014, cat. no. 21, p. 234
Jennifer Montagu, Alessandro Algardi, New Haven and London, 1985, pp. 327-28


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