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- Artist: SCHEFFER; Ary (1795 - 1858)
- Production Date: 1846
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- Object Name: Oil Painting
- ObjectNumber: OP249
- Date: 1846
- Summary: Oil painting showing an angelic looking woman in a long peach gown. She is looking up to the sky. At her side is a man in orange robes.
- Description: The subject is taken from Dante's 'Commedia Divina', - 'Paradiso' - CI line '64. When Beatrice Portinari was only nine years old she caught the heart of Dante. Though he only saw her occasionally he told of his love for the young Florentine girl in Vita Nuova. After Beatrice died at the age of twenty-four, Dante made her live forever as his guide through Paradise in Divina Commedia. Scheffer was an associate of the Pre-Raphaelites who liked to compare themselves to Dante. Dante Rossetti believed he was the new Dante - he even painted his dead wife's portrait as the heroine Beatrice. It seems appropriate that Scheffer who is associated with these artists would choose Dante as a subject for his 'Vision'.
- Dimensions: Unframed: 200.5cm x 109.5 cm; Framed: 230cm x 133 cm
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