The Sleep Of Sorrow And The Dream Of Joy (An Allegory Of The Italian Risorgimento)
Exhibited In London, 1862
This is one of the three most admired sculptures in the 1862 exhibition held in London, which included the largest contemporary sculpture display of the century. Monti was an Italian sculptor who established his reputation in Britain. This work an allegory of the resurgence of Italy as a nation in the mid-19 century, was reproduced in Parian ware in reduced size.
Made in London by Raffaelle Monti, 1861
(born in Iseo, Italy, 1818, died in London, 1881)