Veiled Lady
On View In:
Gallery 357
Artist:   Raffaelo Monti  
Title:   Veiled Lady  
Date:   c. 1860  
Medium:   Marble  
Dimensions:   21 1/2 in. (54.61 cm)  
Credit Line:   The Collectors' Group Fund  
Location:   Gallery 357  

In Italy during the 1700s, sculptures of veiled figures peaked in popularity, affording artists the chance to demonstrate their ability to delicately carve marble. Nearly two hundred years later, artists revived this technically demanding tradition in reaction to the academic neoclassicism of the early-19th century. Raffaelo Monti is known for marble busts draped in filmy veils such as this one, subtly modeled to suggest feminine allure.

Name:   Monti, Raffaelo  
Role:   Sculptor  
Nationality:   Italian  
Life Dates:   Italian, 1818-1881  

Object Description  
Classification:   Sculpture  
Creation Place:   Europe, Italy, , , Milan  
Accession #:   70.60  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts