Year of creation:1670
- Rider(s):Louis XIV
(1638-1715), known as the Sun King reigned from 1643 to his death in 1715. His reign began at the age of four and lasted seventy-two years. As such, it is one of the longest documented reigns of any European monarch.
- Sculptor(s):Bernini, Gian Lorenzo
(1598 – 1680) was an Italian sculptor and architect. While a major figure in the world of architecture, he was, also and even more prominently, the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. As one scholar has commented, “What Shakespeare is to drama, Bernini may be to sculpture: the first pan-European sculptor whose name is instantaneously identifiable with a particular manner and vision, and whose influence was inordinately powerful….” In addition, he was a painter. mostly of small canvases in oil.
This is a terracotta model of the statue and is displayed in Galleria Borghese.
See for the whole story: Louis XIV and/or Marcus Curtius in Versailles