Angels and Demons – Rome – 8

Pope Clement IX was so impressed with the Bernini angels on the Sant’Angelo bridge, that he ordered that two of them be replaced with copies done by Bernini’s pupils. These were exposed to the wind and rain, while the originals were kept in Bernini’s studio. In 1729, Bernini’s grandson gave the two angels to the church of Sant’Andrea delle Fratte. You can have a close up look at these angels, as the church, which is not far from the Spanish Steps, is open every morning and late afternoon.

Bernini angel Sant'Andrea delle Fratte



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