Dante's Vision of Mathilda Gathering Flowers

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1855


◦ Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 66-67.

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 34 (no. 72).

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of the two pictures that DGR made for Ruskin in 1855 to illustrate the Purgatorio (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.

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