- Raffaelle Monti
Raffaelle Monti (1818-1881) was born in
Milan, Italy. He studied under his father the noted sculptor Gaetano Matteo Monti. By way of Viennaand Milan, he came to Londonin 1848, and settled there.
He exhibited at the
Royal Academy, and Monti soon earned recognition for his piece for the Duke of Devonshire, the "Veiled Vestal." A bust based on this work, cast in Parian porcelain by Copeland, was issued in 1861 by the Crystal Palace Art Union. [ [http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/opacdirect/93981.html Fitzwilliam Museum - OPAC Record ] ]
Monti produced sculptures working in
marble, but he also created in metals, porcelain, marbleand remained active in the applied arts.
**"Veiled Vestal" 1847
Chatsworth House. [ [http://www.chatsworth.org/learning/art_highlights.htm Chatsworth - The collection highlights ] ]
**"A Circassian Slave in the Market Place at Constantinople" 1850
Wallace Collection. [ [http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/speel/london/wallace.htm The Wallace Collection ] ]
**"River Thames" 1854
St John's Lock on the River Thames below LechladeOriginally for the fountains at The Crystal PalaceSydenham
**Proscenium Arch 1858
Royal Opera House
Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry1858 Market Place, Durham. [ [http://pmsa.cch.kcl.ac.uk/NE/DUDU04.htm Durham, DUDU04, Statue, Monument to Third Marquis of Londonderry ] ]
**"The Sleep of Sorrow and the Dream of Joy" 1861
Victoria and Albert Museum
**"Veiled Lady" 1860
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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