Maffeo Barberini

male / Italian
art collector, patron, jurist, cardinal, poet
On Barberini' court, artists, writers, poets and scholars gathered. As Pope Urban VIII, he was an important patron of the arts, for example by giving many commissions for different Roman churches. His favourite artist was Gianlorenzo Bernini.
Florence 1568-04-05
Rome 1644-07-29
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far descendant of poet Francesco da Barberino (1264-1348)
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In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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1604 - 1644
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Creation date: 2012-04-10; Last modified date: 2022-04-07


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