Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 66-67.◦
Surtees, A Catalogue
Raisonné, vol. 1, 34 (no. 72).
This is one of the two pictures that DGR made for Ruskin in 1855 to illustrate the
(see commentary for
Dante's Vision of Rachel and Leah
). The present location of the finished watercolour is not known.
The picture illustrates
Dante, Purgatorio, Canto XXVIII. 37ff.—Dante's encounter with
Mathida gathering flowers in the Earthly Paradise on the shores of Lethe.