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Francesco Borromini

[Italian Baroque Era Architect, 1599-1667]

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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
A design for a twisted column, 1625

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
45 works by or related to the artist

Galleria Borghese, Rome
Galleria Prospettica

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

1200 Years of Italian Sculpture (mostly in Italian)  

California State University WorldImages Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project  
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Great Buildings Online

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Francesco Borromini  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"In Search of Rome's Dreamer in Stone," article by Roderick Conway Morris

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
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The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, & the Rivalry That Transformed Rome


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