Giulio Monteverde

Giulio Monteverde (8 October 1837 – 3 October 1917) was an Italian naturalist sculptor and teacher.

Idealità e materialismo (1911) (detail)


Monteverde was born in Bistagno, Italy and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He later became a professor there.[1] Among his students were Lola Mora and Victor de Pol, who both developed significant public work in Buenos Aires.

He was made an Officer in the Legion d'Honneur in 1878 and an Italian Senator in 1889. He died in Rome in 1917, five days shy of his 80th birthday.[1]

Principal worksEdit

Monument to Victor Emmanuel IIRovigo

Two of his angel statues are among the most copied in the world of funerary art; the angel in Staglieno Cemetery known as the Angelo della Resurrezione (The Resurrection Angel), and the angel in Rome's Verano Cemetery known as the Angel of the Night. There are three of the Resurrection Angel in the New York City area, and three of the Angel of the Night in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Monteverde also created a Resurrection Angel for his own family tomb in Verano Cemetery in Rome.


  1. ^ a b McKay, James, The Dictionary of Sculptors in Bronze, Antique Collectors Club, London, 1995

External linksEdit

  • The gipsoteca (gallery of plaster casts) of Giulio Monteverde in Bistagno (in Italian)
  • "Giulio Monteverdi" (in Italian). La Scultura Italiana. Archived from the original on 8 December 2006. Retrieved 14 March 2007.
  • Statue of Giuseppe Saracco, Acqui Terme (in Italian)