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Pen and Ink Drawing - The Meeting of Dante and Beatrice in Purgatory - Figure Sketch

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P280
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1852c - 1852c

Maker Information

Artist:Dante Gabriel Rossetti - View biography for Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Also known as 'The Meeting of Dante and Beatrice in Paradise', here Dante has just died and Beatrice has been dead for some time. This would appear to be more of an abandoned rather than a preparatory composition. It shows little correspondence to the finalised watercolour in the Fitzwilliam Museum, which lacks the intimacy of this drawing.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pen and ink on laid paper.

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Height:113 mm
Width:148 mm