Raffaele Monti sculpture archive
Raffaele Monti (1818-1881) created many of the sculptures that graced the Crystal Palace and its Park, at Sydenham, and a talent for which he is especially renowned is his ability to convey the illusion of transparency in veiled marble figures.
Above: a stereo photograph from the International Exhibition of 1862: The Sleep of Sorrow and the Dream of Joy, which is now in the British Galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum in Kensington.
Below: a stereo photograph from the International Exhibition of 1862 - a Parian bust of The Bride, which can be found at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
You can read more about the Purchase of the Raffaele Monti Archive in our December 2011 Special Edition newsletter (PDF), and see the 1862 Expo 3D book in our shop for further examples of 3D photography of the time.
For more details about the Monti acquisition, please email us at email@example.com.