Also known as 'The Meeting of Dante and Beatrice in Paradise', here Dante has just died and Beatrice has been dead for some time. This would appear to be more of an abandoned rather than a preparatory composition. It shows little correspondence to the finalised watercolour in the Fitzwilliam Museum, which lacks the intimacy of this drawing.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Dante & Beatrice in Eden
Title reverse top centre Handwritten - Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
196a City Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham 1947-06-07 - 1947-07-27
Dante Alighieri
- Rome 1965 - 1965
William Morris and Kelmscott
ex. cat. West Surrey College, Farnham 1981-11 - 1981-12


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p.345.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 116F, pp. 72-73; vol. 2, pl. 176.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 2A12.


William Michael Rossetti, Charles Fairfax Murray

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Dante Author
Dante -

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