This version of the work differs sharply from the other oils. The background
detail clearly develops the cityscape as Florence (rather than leaving the
matter ambiguously Florence or London); and the accessories are quite
different as well. The messenger-dove is white in this version, not red, and
the poppies are red, not white. The details framing the figure of Love (at
the left) are distinctive to this work as well (the
arbor vitae is replaced by a wall-niche with a crucifix above. The light is also
represented very differently in this work from the others. Here light
suffuses the area behind Beatrice from a source that is represented as
natural (as the lines of light at the left emphasize). In general, the
treatment verges on a kind of realism, even though the general
iconic/symbolic composition is retained.
This replica was completed by Ford Madox Brown after DGR's death.