Dante's Dream (Study for Love)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: black and red crayon on green paper
Dimensions: 58.4 x 36.8 cm

Production Description

Production Date: 1874


Current Location: Private Collection

Scholarly Commentary


This drawing, unrecorded by Surtees, seems to be a preliminary study for the later, independent chalk drawing, “Io sono in pace” completed in 1875. Thematically related to Dante's Dream, this work depicts only the two central characters of the story, Beatrice and Love.

Dante's Dream (Study for Love)
Copyright: ©Private Collection, Fine Art Society London/Bridgeman Art Library
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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