In the heart of the manor that is Chatsworth House (Derbyshire, England) is this beautiful lifesize marble sculpture of a veiled vestal virgin.
It was commissioned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire on 18/10/1846 & completed 1847 by the sculpter Raffaelle Monti (1818-1881).
There was not much light within the room so the black background you see is nartural shadow.
Keira Knightley stares at this actual sculpture in a scene from Pride & Prejudice.
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