Antonio Cepparelli's bust

Antonio Cepparelli's bust is presently (December 2017- May 2018) situated in Galleria Borghese, in Rome. The bust, at the end of exhibition in Villa Borghese (May 2018), will be brought back to its usual location in the Church San Giovanni dei Fiorentini.

The Entrance


The Gallery


After ten years from the portrait of Antonio Coppola, carved by his father Pietro Bernini, Gian Lorenzo realized a second marmoreal bust for the Church San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, representing Antonio Cepparelli, doctor and benefactor of the hospital.

The bust

The strong personality of the portrait and the extraordinary mastery of the sculptural technique show the great progress of the young Bernini at this time.1


  • Photos and main text by Federica Greco ti.liamtoh|cerg.edef#| and Miriam De Salvia moc.liamg|4062azzoirim#| (December 2017), courtesy of Professor Simone Ferrari


  • Franco Mormando, Bernini: His Life and His Rome, University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2011, pp. 63,71
  • George B. Schaller, "A great discovery: Bernini's", Life, 1967, vol. 1449, pp. 72-74


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