Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone and the Fontana del Moro, Piazza Navona, Rome: view from the south

RIBApix ref no RIBA27871
Architect/DesignerBernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680)
Borromini, Francesco (1599-1667)
Della Porta, Giacomo (1538-1602)
Rainaldi, Carlo (1611-1691)
Rainaldi, Girolamo (1570-1655)
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1657
Image Date1930
ViewExterior
StyleBaroque
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceDK/I/386 (DKN/I/519)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The church of Sant'Agnese in Agone was reconstructed by Girolamo and Carlo Rainaldi in 1652, while the Baroque facade was completed in 1657 by Francesco Borromini. The Fontana del Moro was designed by Giacomo della Porta in 1576, with sculptures by Taddeo Landini, Simone Moschino, Silla Longhi and Egidio della Riviera. It was modified by Bernini in 1653 when he designed the central figure, the 'Moor', sculpted by Giovanni Antonio Mari.

Subject tags

churches, sculpture, domes, squares, lanterns, fountains