The composition is set within a medieval shield-like format with a sundial showing 9 o'clock, the time of Beatrice's death.

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


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Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
IX Jun: MCCXC / Quomodo Sedet Sola Civitas
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Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Paintings and Drawings of the 1860s Period
161 Tate Gallery, London 1923-04-27 - 1923-07-29
Dante Alighieri
- Rome 1965 - 1965
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
53 Casa di Dante, Abruzzo, Castello Gizzi, Torre de' Passeri, Pescara, Italy 1984-09-16 - 1984-10-31
53 Accademia di Belle Arti di, Brera, Milan 1984-11-09 - 1985-01-13


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: an Illustrated Memorial of his Art and Life
H C Marillier 1899 George Bell and Sons, London p. 89; p. 248.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p. 344.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882, The Paintings and Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne
Virginia Surtees 1971 Oxford University Press, London vol. 1, no. 117B, p. 74; vol. 2, pl. 180.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Andrea Rose 1977 The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London no. 2A11.
Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites
Colin Cruise 2005 Merrell, London p. 160.


James Leathart, Fanny Cornforth, Charles Fairfax Murray

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