Emelyn Story memorial in Rome is known as the Angel of Grief.
The statue is the work of the American neoclassical sculptor William Wetmore Story (1819-95) and is a memorial to his wife Emelyn who died in 1894.
Story described carving the statue as helping him deal with the loss of his wife, saying: “She was my stay, my joy, my help in all things.”
The much-replicated memorial was his last major work, and became the artist's resting place a year later when he died aged 78.
For further insights, see Wanted in Rome's walking tour of Rome places associated with 18th-century American, British and Irish artists and writers.