From Polish Prince to Capuchin Monk
The elegant funerary monument to Prince Alexander Sobieski, the work of the sculptor Camillo Rusconi (1658-1728), stands in the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini.
Prince Aleksander Benedykt Stanisław Sobieski was the son of John III, King of Poland. He died in Rome on November 19th, 1714, having recently become a Capuchin friar.
Camillo Rusconi died in 1728 and is buried in the church.
Comments are closed.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
small-group walking tours
Search Walks in Rome: