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Title:

Dante and Beatrice meeting in Purgatory

Maker:

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel; draughtsman; British artist, 1828-1882

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

School/Style:

British

Production
Note:

This was one of the studies for the oil painting (Surtees no. 116): 'The Salutation of Beatrice'. Oil on panel, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. (For The Red House)

Technique(s):

watercolour
pen and ink

Material(s):

bodycolour; medium
ink; medium
paper; support

Technique
Description:

bodycolour and pen and ink on paper

Dimension(s):

height, 292, mm
width, 251, mm

Acquisition:

given; 1937-06-03; Cockerell, Sydney C.

Provenance:

G.P. Boyce (by April 1854); given to Phillip Webb in 1855; he in turn gave it in 1900 to Sir Sydney Cockerell

Inscription(s):

signature; lower left; DGR; monogram
; backing; MS label; The meeting of 'Dante and Beatrice in Purgatorio'. 'Guardami ben ben son Beatrice' date about 1852 watercolour 11 1/2 x 9 7/8 ins by Dante G. Rossetti. The property of George P. Boyce (since April 1854) now of 33 Glebe Place, Chelsea, who at this date August 17 1885 presents it to his good friend, Phillip Webb, whose property it now is. G.P. Boyce '85
; backing; MS label; I, Phillip Webb, of Caxtons Worth, Sussex (formerly of Raymond Buildings, Gray's Inn, London) did on the 17th December 1900 give this picture to my friend Sydney C. Cockerell assured that, when he had to dispose of it, the picture would finally be placed by him in a 'National' English Gallery of Paintings. (below this in the hand of S.C. Cockerell, is written:) Given to the Fitzwilliam Museum by Sydney Cockerell above named.
; backing; MS label; WO / 1887/ 1/3/27
; backing; label; New Gallery Winter Exhibition, 1897-8, lt by Phillip Webb
; backing; label; Manchester Gallery Autumn Exhibition 1911, lt. by S.C. Cockerell (by whom endorsed:)This picture is in a frame designed by the artist
; backing; label; RA Exhibition of British Art 1934, lent by S.C. Cockerell
; backing; MS label; Lent by Phillip Webb; largely destroyed
; frame, top; Dante, Div Com: Purg xxx
; frame, base; Guardam ben, ben son, ben son Beatrice
; mount, verso; graphite; The property of G.P. Boyce. April 6, 1854
; mount, verso; ink; Taken out of its frame as it was touching the glass Jan 5 1912. S.C. Cockerell

Alternative
Number:

Surtees; 116D

Accession:

Object Number: 2292
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 13394; input: 2000-09-28; modified: 2009-10-12)

(Picture Cabinet reference : 702051)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/13394





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