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Gian Lorenzo Bernini
(as seen by an XVIIIth century traveller)

The inscription celebrating the entrance of the Queen of Sweden

(above - Piazza del Popolo the decoration celebrating the entrance of the Queen of Sweden; in my background - the bee of Urbanus VIII in S. Maria in Aracoeli)

See also my list of works by Francesco Borromini and my lists of Baroque architects and of Baroque sculptors.
The links lead to the page where the subject is discussed.

Scala Regia in Vaticano (Statua di Costantino)
Baldacchino (canopy) di S. Pietro (coat of arms of Urbanus VIII)
Two angels in S. Andrea delle Fratte in: Baroque Angels
S. Maria dell'Annunciazione and S. Maria di Galloro in: Ariccia
S. Tommaso di Villanova in: Castelgandolfo
Monumento a Urbano VIII in S. Pietro in: Memento Mori
Monumento a Alessandro VII in S. Pietro in: Memento Mori
Monumento a Gabriele Fonseca in S. Lorenzo in Lucina in: Praying Statues
Fountain in Palazzo Antamoro in: Fountains in the Courtyards of Rome
Three chapels by Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Raimondi, Cornaro and Albertoni
S. Longino in St. Peter's
Several coats of arms
Chiesa di S. Bibiana (Plate 6)
S. Maria del Popolo (Plate 21)
Funeral Monuments in S. Maria del Popolo and in S. Maria sopra Minerva
Palazzo Chigi in Piazza Colonna (Plate 22)
Piazza di Montecitorio (Plate 23)
Pantheon o Chiesa di S. Maria ad Martyres (Plate 25)
Piazza Navona e Obelisco (Plate 26)
Piazza di S. Pietro in Vaticano (Plate 27)
Piazza and Palazzo Barberini (Plate 36)
Piazza di Spagna e Collegio di Propaganda Fide (Plate 40)
Chiesa di S. Anastasia (Plate 55)
Statua di S. Sebastiano (Plate 59bis)
Palazzo Odescalchi (Plate 64)
Chiesa di S. Giacomo alla Lungara (Plate 72)
Ponte S. Angelo (Plate 85 bis)
Statua della Beata Ludovica Alberoni in S. Francesco a Ripa (Plate 130)
Chiesa di S. Maria in Aracoeli (Plate 130bis)
Chiesa di S. Andrea al Quirinale (Plate 135bis)
Chiesa di S. Maria della Vittoria (Plate 148)
Obelisco della Minerva (Plate 156)
Entrance of Spedale di S. Spirito (Plate 171)
Palazzo del Quirinale (Plate 192)
Fontana della Lumaca in Villa Panfili (Plate 200)

The inscription in memory of Gian Lorenzo Bernini in S. Maria Maggiore
The inscription by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) in his memory in S. Maria Maggiore
Bernini lived for many years in a building facing Cappella Paolina

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