Artist attributed to Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, Italian, 1598-1680
Maker Girolamo Lucenti, Italian, 1627-1698
  • Pope Clement IX
Date ca. between 1669 and 1678
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall: 29 3/4 inches (75.6 cm)
Including base: 38 × 32 1/2 × 12 inches (96.5 × 82.6 × 30.5 cm)
Mount: 45 3/4 × 24 5/8 × 18 5/8 inches (116.2 × 62.5 × 47.3 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, General Endowment Fund
Accession Number 60.206
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W220, Level 2 (see map)
until 19th century, Choir of Sta. Maria in Montesanto flanking the High Altar (Rome, Italy);
Baron Gustave de Rothschild (Paris, France);
Palais Lambert (Brussels, Belgium);
(Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York, New York, USA);
1960-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Art in Italy 1600-1700. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1965, pp. 57- 58, no. 44 (ill.).

Bimm, H.L. "Bernini Papal Portraiture: a Medallion and a Missing Bust." Paragone 25, no. 293 (1974): pp. 72-76 (figs. 52-54).

Spike, John T. Baroque Portraiture in Italy: Works from North American Collections. Exh. cat., John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Wadsworth Atheneum. Sarasota and Hartford, 1984, no. 40 (ill.). [as attributed to Giorlamo Lucenti.]

Lavin, I. ed. Gianlorenzo Bernini, New Aspects of His Art and Thought. University Park, 1985, pp. 27, 33, 64, 115-120.

Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Bunkamura Museum of Art. Tokyo, 1989, cat. no. 17 (ill.).

Ostrow, S.F. "Gianlorenzo Bernini, Girolamo Lucenti, and the Statue of Philip IV in S. Maria Maggiore: Patron- age and Politics in Seicento Rome." The Art Bulletin 73, no. 1 (March 1991): pp. 102-103, note 78 (fig. 7).

Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Bostrom, C. Avery et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2002, 2 vols., II, cat. 141.

Ostrow, Steven F. “The Papal Medals of Santa Maria Maggiore, 1605-1741” in Le arti adialogo: Medaglie e medaglisti tra Quattro e Settecento, ed. Lucia Simonato. Pisa, 2014, pp. 181-198.