Raffaelo Monti (1818–1881) was an Italian sculptor, author and poet born in Milan. He studied under his father, the noted sculptor Gaetano Matteo Monti. By way of Vienna and Milan, he came to London in 1848, and settled there.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy, and Monti soon earned recognition for his piece for the 6th 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.
- "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
- Proscenium Arch 1858 Royal Opera House
- "The Sleep of Sorrow and the Dream of Joy" 1861 Victoria and Albert Museum
- "Veiled Lady" 1860 Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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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