Santa Maria della Vittoria

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Chapel of St. Teresa of Avila
The Baroque Cappella Cornaro was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1646, and executed 1647-1652. He was out of favor with the Papal court at the time, and was patronized here by the Cornaro family who paid for the work. They were Venetians, and were not very worried about what Pope Innocent X thought about Bernini. The initial patron was Cardinal Federico Cornaro, Patriarch of Venice, who wished to establish a funerary chapel for the family. Bernini considered it his best work.
(Plan location #8)
Related links:  Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)
Federico Baldissera Bartolomeo Cornaro (1579-1653)

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