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Pen and Ink Drawing - Dantis Amor - Finished Study

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1904P238
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1859c - 1860c

Maker Information

Artist:Dante Gabriel Rossetti - View biography for Dante Gabriel Rossetti


This is a study for the oil painting Dantis Amor which was painted in 1850 as the middle panel of a cabinet for William Morris's Red House at Upton (now dismantled). The side panels represented 'Dante Meeting Beatrice in Florence' and 'Dante and Beatrice in Paradise'. The central panel painting 'Dantis Amor' is now in the Tate collection. The subject is a symbolic representation of Beatrice's death.

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style: Allegory
Medium:Brown pen and ink and wash on paper.

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Height:250 mm
Width:240 mm