Raphael Pinti was an art dealer and picture restorer.
In 1868 he commissioned the Florence based Antonio Ciseri (1821-1891) to paint a second version of his Transport of the body of Christ (the first version is in the Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Palazzo Pitti, Florence). Charles Cattermole visited Ciseri's studio in 1869/1870 to negotiate engraving rights, preumably intending to use Pinti's version.
He is described as C. A. Howell's 'partner' in 1872.
Olson, Roberta J. M., Ottocento. Romanticism and Revolution in 19th century Italian Painting, The American Federation of Arts, New York, 1992, p. 177; Weinberg, Gail S., 'D.G. Rossetti's ownership of Botticelli's 'Smeralda Brandini', The Burlington Magazine, 2004, pp. 24-25.