Raffaelo Monti / The Veiled Lady / about 1860Raffaelo Monti
The Veiled Lady
about 1860

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Creator Name: Monti, Raffaelo
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian; Milanese
Creator Role: Sculptor
Creator Dates/Places: 1818 - 1881
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Raffaelo Monti
Title: The Veiled Lady
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1850
Creation End Date: 1870
Creation Date: about 1860
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Marble
Materials and Techniques: marble
Dimensions: H.21-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 70.60
Credit Line: The Collector's Fund Group
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html

The carving of veiled figures had been popular in Italy during the 1700s. Artists like Raffaelo Monti revived this technically demanding tradition in reaction to the academic Neoclassicism of early nineteenth-century sculpture. The heightened realism and sensuous appeal of their works made sculpture once again a fashionable decorative element in upper-middle-class houses. Monti is known for marble busts draped in filmy veils, subtly modeled to suggest feminine allure.

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AMICA ID: MIA_.70.60
Component Measured: height only
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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