Beata Beatrix (replica)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: red chalk on cream paper with some black and touches of white
Dimensions: 33 x 25 1/2 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1869
Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower right.

Production Description

Production Date: 1869
Exhibition History: B.F.A.C. 1883 (no.77); Fogg Museum of Art 1946 (no.74)
Patron: William Graham


Current Location: Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University
Catalog Number: 1943.743
Archival History: William Graham; Christie's sale April 3, 1886 (lot 97), £215; Robert Harrison; Grenville L. Winthrop Bequest; Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University

Scholarly Commentary


This is a replica of the original oil. The picture has a circular brick well on the right and a campanile visible in the distance.


The Latin text, inscribed in the upper right, is taken from the first Book of Lamentations, verse one, quoted in the Vita Nuova, chapter XXX.


Beata Beatrix (replica)
Copyright: Courtesy of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop. Photo Credit: David Mathews. Image copyright: ©President and Fellows of Harvard College, Harvard University.

Included Text

Beata Beatrix
Note: The title is inscribed at upper left.
Quomodo sedet sola civitas plena populo.
Note: This quotation is inscribed at upper right.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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