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Raimondo Pereda (1840-1915) was a preeminent sculptor of Italian-Swiss descent, who was famous for his skilled naturalistic depictions of his subjects.
Born in Luango, Pereda was a resident of Milan where he studied at the Accademia de Brera. Preda frequently exhibited his works in prestigious international exhibitions, including those of Munich, London, Parma, Philadelphia and Paris, where he received critical acclaim for his entry in the 1889 Exposition Universelle. In 1890, Pereda was awarded an honorary association to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Milan.