Dante and Beatrice

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1869 (middle of year)

Physical Description

Medium: pen and ink sketch
Dimensions: 21.6 x 17.7 cm
Frame: unframed

Production Description

Production Date: 1869 (middle of year)


Current Location: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Note: The sketch is imbedded in the Museum's manuscript of “The House of Life”.

Scholarly Commentary


Charles Fairfax Murray titled this sketch “Dante & Beatrice” on the sheet's verso side, where DGR has a cancelled copy of his sonnet “ Willowwood I”. The sheet is bound up in the Fitzwilliam manuscript of “The House of Life”. It is possible that the drawing and the sonnet may have had some relation in DGR's mind.

The sketch is clearly a version of the left panel of The Salutation of Beatrice .

Production History

The sheet of paper bearing the sketch is one of several carrying texts that can be confidently dated around June 1869.

Dante and Beatrice
Copyright: © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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