This is a study for the oil painting Dantis Amor which was painted in 1850 as the middle panel of a cabinet for William Morris's Red House at Upton (now dismantled). The side panels represented 'Dante Meeting Beatrice in Florence' and 'Dante and Beatrice in Paradise'. The central panel painting 'Dantis Amor' is now in the Tate collection. The subject is a symbolic representation of Beatrice's death.

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


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Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Qui est per aoamnia Saecula Ben edictus (around sun)/ Quella Beata Beatrice che mira continuamente nella Faccia di Colui (around the moon)/ L'Amor che muove il Sole e l'Atre Stelle (along diagonal dividing line)
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Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Dante Alighieri
- Rome 1965-09 - 1965
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter and Poet
103 Royal Academy of Arts, London 1973 - 1973
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
- Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery 1976-05-02 - 1976-06-20
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
52 Casa di Dante, Abruzzo, Castello Gizzi, Torre de' Passeri, Pescara, Italy 1984-09-16 - 1984-10-31
52 Accademia di Belle Arti di, Brera, Milan 1984-11-09 - 1985-01-13
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
11 Ramsgate Art Gallery 1988-04-09 - 1988-05-14
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
134 Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo 1990-09-22 - 1990-11-14
134 Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya 1990-11-17 - 1990-12-09
134 Ishibashi Museum of Art, Kurume 1991-01-08 - 1991-02-14
Le Symbolisme en Europe
- Takamatsu City Museum, Japan 1996-11-01 - 1996-12-08
- Bunkamura Museum of Art 1996-12-14 - 1997-02-10
- Himeji City Museum 1997-02-15 - 1997-03-30
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
46 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2003-10-16 - 2004-01-18
46 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 2004-02-27 - 2004-06-06


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Art Journal
1899-12 London p. 354.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: an Illustrated Memorial of his Art and Life
H C Marillier 1899 George Bell and Sons, London no. 90.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd., Derby p. 344
Pre-Raphaelite Painters
John Gere, Robin Ironside 1948 Phaidon, London p. 37.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol.1, 117A, pp. 73-74; vol. 2, pl. 181.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 2A10.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Elizabeth Prettejohn, Julian Treuherz 2003 Waanders, Zwolle p. 160.


Rossetti Sale, 1883 (lot 88), bought in by W M Rossetti £15.15s; Charles Fairfax Murray

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