Bertolazzi - Scalvini's Monumental

Riccardo Monti1912

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Francesco Riccardo Monti from Cremona was the last of a long series of sculptor artists belonging to his family, and had the opportunity, throughout the early part of the twentieth century, to illustrate his skills all over the world. He realized numerous works and plaques related to the fallen of the Great War. At the time of the fascist government, despite having already considerable fame in Italy, he decided to leave. He left for a long journey that first took him to New York and then to Manila, the city where he moved permanently in 1930. Condemned to the shooting for working with the Philippine resistance during the Japanese invasion, he was saved by the intercession of the apostolic delegate. After the war, his prestige in the Asian country grew dramatically.
Here we see, portrayed in Carrara marble, a feminine and gentle figure. She opens her arms welcoming the fate of death. Note the beauty of the drapery and the noble and intense face.


  • Title: Bertolazzi - Scalvini's Monumental
  • Creator: Riccardo Monti
  • Date Created: 1912

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