Bernini Mask Cast


Regular price £190.00


The cast of the mask of Antonio Coppola is a controversial artwork that is attributed to either Pietro Bernini, the father of Gianlorenzo Bernini, or Gianlorenzo Bernini himself. Some scholars believe that Gianlorenzo Bernini created the mask when he was just 13 years old, while others believe that it was created by his father.

Regardless of who created the mask, it is a portrait of Antonio Coppola, a benefactor of the hospital of the church of the Florentine community in Rome, San Giovanni dei Fiorentini. The marble original of the portrait can still be seen at the hospital.

The mask is an important example of the early work of the Bernini family, who were renowned for their contributions to Baroque art. The controversy surrounding the authorship of the mask highlights the difficulty in determining the origins of some artworks, particularly those from the distant past where records are scarce and conflicting.

What the tutors say

Difficulty: Intermediate

This cast is a likeness of the Baroque artist Bernini. It provides a strong resource for students seeking to improve their understanding of portraiture, the structure of the head, and facial anatomy.

The cast is made of jesmonite, which is a product that combines natural raw materials and water based pure acrylic polymers. The jesmonite is carefully applied by hand to the mould in layers. Shredded glass fibres are then added to increase strength without adding bulk or thickness.

Size: 34cm (H) x 21cm (W) x 17cm (D)

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If the cast you purchase is not in stock and has to be made, then the above terms will apply and any sum debited to us minus 50% will refunded.