Monteverde Angel

Nov 20, 2020 140

GUARDING THE ONETO FAMILY’S TOMB in the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno is the Monteverde Angel, a masterpiece of neoclassical funerary art. The sculpture is often considered one of the most beautiful and sensual sculptures of the genre.

Also known as the “Angel of the Resurrection,” the sculpture was created in 1882 by Italian artist Giulio Monteverde. The work of art was commissioned by Francesco Oneto, president of the Banca Generale, who wished to honor the memory of his family. 

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