Funerary monument to Giuseppe Bofondi

Santa Maria in Campitelli

    In the left passage as you enter the church of Santa Maria in Campitelli, you will see the funerary monument to cardinal Giuseppe Bofondi from Forlì († 1867). His obituary and escutcheon are applied to a huge pedestal, on which two female Virtues are sitting. To the left Prudence is leaning on a book, while, to the right, Justice holds forth a small olive-branch. On a tall octagonal pedestal the expressive bust of the defunct rises. The monument was executed by Francesco Fabj Altini, one of the exponents of the academic current, which, as late as the second half of the 19th century, pursued stylistic elements of the New Classicism.

Prudence Justice