Friday, November 15, 2013

Blessed Ludovica Albertoni is a funerary monument by the Italian Baroque artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The trastevere sculpture is located in the specially designed Altieri Chapel in the Church of San Francesco a Ripa in Rome, Italy. Bernini started the project in 1671, but his work on two other major works..The Tomb of Pope Alexander VII and the Altar of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Peter's Basilica delayed his work on the funerary monument. Bernini completed the sculpture in 1674; it was installed by August 31, 1674.