Raffaele Monti (1818–1881) was an Italian sculptor, author and poet born in Milan. He studied under his father, the noted sculptor Gaetano Matteo Monti in the Imperial Academy. He was invited to Vienna while aged only 20 where he received extensive patronage, he subsequently returned to Milan in 1840. In 1846 Monti travelled to England for the year, and later settled there.
Monti exhibited at the Royal Academy, and soon earned recognition as a leading sculptor with his piece for the 6th Duke of Devonshire, the "Veiled Vestal" a figure with illusionistic veil, a specialism of his. A bust based on this work, cast in Parian porcelain by Copeland titled "The Bride", but often known as "The Veiled Bride", was issued in 1861 by the Crystal Palace Art Union. This bust became one of the most popular Parian busts ever produced.
- ""La Donna Velata" (bust) 1845 Castle of Racconigi
- "Cupid" and "Modesty", a pair, 1853: davidwilsonfineart.com
- "River Thames" 1854 St John's Lock on the River Thames below Lechlade Originally for the fountains at The Crystal Palace Sydenham
- "La Donna Velata" (The Veiled Woman) 1854 Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Proscenium Arch 1858 Royal Opera House
- "Veiled Lady" (bust) 1860 Minneapolis Institute of Arts
- "The Sleep of Sorrow and the Dream of Joy" 1861 Victoria and Albert Museum
(Also produced in Parian by Copeland)
- "Night" 1862 Parian figure produced by Copeland
- "Morning" 1862 Parian figure produced by Copeland
Veiled Vestal ca 1848. Now at Chatsworth House.
Veritas ca 1853. From plaster original at the Crystal Palace Sydenham [destroyed 1936]
The Sleep of Sorrow and the Dream of Joy ca. 1862. Victoria and Albert Museum
- Fitzwilliam Museum - OPAC Record
- Chatsworth - The collection highlights
- The Wallace Collection
- Durham, DUDU04, Statue, Monument to Third Marquis of Londonderry
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