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Mario Raggi

Mario Raggi (1821–1907) was an Italian sculptor who settled in England.

Raggi was born at Carrara, Italy where he learnt to sculpt, although much of his reputation was made in England, where he first exhibited busts at the Royal Academy in 1878, and continued to do so until 1895. Settling in England in 1880, he set up a workshop at Cumberland Market in north London.

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Raggi's sculpture of Disraeli at Parliament Square

He was given some major commissions; memorials to Benjamin Disraeli at Parliament Square and Gladstone at Albert Square, Manchester.

He was buried at West Norwood Cemetery, where his memorial is a flat slab.