These sculptures are quite rare but they are often very beautiful and stunning pieces of art. They were however quite popular in France and Italy in the mid-19th century and the artists regarded it as a challenge to do it as realistic as possible.
But see for yourself:
|Cemetery Prazeres, Lisboa, 2009.|
|Cimitero Monumentale, Milano, 2010|
|Cimitero Staglieno, Genoa, 2010. Note also the world in her right hand and the snake in her left.|
|Cimitero Staglieno, Genoa, 2010. Detail of the sculpture above.|
|Cimitero Monumentale, Milano, 2010. Not excactly a beauty but at least veiled. It is a tiny miniature (about 2-3 inches tall) and it was sheer luck to spot her.|
|Cimitero Staglieno, Genoa, 2010. One of my favourites at Staglieno. And again my headline is a bit misleading here. The beauty on the picture isn't veiled. And the veiled bloke isn't that handsome. Still, at least veiled and beauty fits. In a way.|
One last sentence to my introduction. After proofreading this entry i've found nothing even remotely about spring. Nothing whatsoever. Sorry.