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Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Dante and Beatrice'; The Vision, Dante and Beatrice 1857

Albumen print | 30.9 x 17.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2081528

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Photograph of a version of 'the painting 'The Vision, Dante and Beatrice' by Ary Scheffer (1795–1858). The painting depicts Beatrice full length, standing on a cloud, gazing upwards. Her hands hang by her side. Beatrice wears a floor length robe, a crown of laurels and a veil. Behind her, to the left, stands Dante. He places his left hand on his chest and raise his right hand. There is an inscription at the top of the painting.

  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    After a work attributed to Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
  • 30.9 x 17.0 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Clouds