Benucci Galleria d'Arte

(Rome 1751 - Paris 1801)

Bust of Cardinal Giovan Francesco Albani

1786 - 1787
Marble, cm 80x55x26

When Ceracchi sculpted the artwork, Albani was sixty-seven years old and had already had Alexander Trippel portrayed himself in a marble about fifty centimeters high. Ceracchi worked on the portrait between 1786 and 1787 and art connoisseurs observed the sculptor's extraordinary skills as a portraitist. The sculpture of Giovan Francesco Albani adheres to the type of pictorial portrait, characterized by pronounced naturalistic intentions and the vivacity of expression. (in Petrucci F., The faces of power. Portraits of illustrious men in Rome from the Roman Empire to Neoclassicism, De Luca Editori d'Arte, 2004, pp. 136 - 137)

Benucci Galleria d'Arte
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