Montalba, Henrietta Skerret

SCULPTOR (ENGLAND)
BORN 8 Apr 1848 - DIED 14 Sep 1893, Venezia, Veneto: Palazzo Trevisan, Zattere
GRAVE LOCATION Venezia, Veneto: Cimetero di San Michele, Isola San Michele (Recinto Evangelico (Protestant Section XV))

Henrietta Montalba was the youngest of the four Montalba sisters and the daughter of the painter Anthony Rubens Montalba (1813-1884) and his wife Emeline Davies. She studied in London together with princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) and her portrait painted by the princess is now at the National Gallery of Canada. She continued her studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice.

She first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1876 and often exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery in London. She mostly lived with her family in Venice and died in that city in 1893.

Her sculpture "Boy Catching a Crab" is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Images

The grave of Henrietta Montalba at the Cimitero di San Michele, Venice.
Picture by Androom (13 Feb 2016)

 

Sources
Henrietta Montalba - Wikipedia


Montand, Yves

Published: 25 Sep 2016
Last update: 18 Jul 2021