Charles Fairfax Murray titled this sketch “Dante &
Beatrice” on the sheet's verso side, where DGR has a cancelled
copy of his sonnet
The sheet is bound up in the
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
The sheet of paper bearing the sketch is one of several
carrying texts that can be confidently dated around June 1869.