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Preliminary sketch of Dante drawing an angel on the anniversary of Beatrice's death for a translation of Dante's 'Vita Nuova', with a sketched head and shoulders portrait of a girl

RIBA Ref No RIBA30701
Architect/DesignerRossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante (1828-1882)
Artist/PhotographerRossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante (1828-1882)
Subject Date1848
Image Date1848
ViewInterior
StyleMedieval
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC47/3 verso
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectPeople ; Writers
NOTES: In 1848, Rossetti translated Dante's 'Vita Nuova' (The New Life) into English and planned a series of pictorial designs to accompany it. The recto of this sheet features the completed drawing.
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