Pietro Bernini

Pietro Bernini (born 1562, Tuscany — died 1629, Rome), Italian late Mannerist sculptor who was invited to Rome in 1605/06 to work for Pope Paul V (1605–21) on the decorations of the Paolina (Borghese) Chapel in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, where he carved the coronation of Clement VIII (1612–13), as well as the marble relief Assumption of the Virgin (1607–10) in the baptistery. He was the father of famous sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Read about Pietro Bernini artworks in Borghese Gallery collection

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