The meeting of Dante and Beatrice (La Vita Nuova) (1848)

The meeting of Dante and Beatrice (La Vita Nuova)
‘The meeting of Dante and Beatrice (La Vita Nuova)’ by Eyre Crowe (1848)

Medium: oil

Size: 143 x 197 cm

This painting, depicting a scene from the works of Dante Aligheri, was mentioned by Crowe in his diaries as ‘Dante and Beatrice’ on 5 July 1899 and 21 November 1902. It was auctioned at Christie’s in London on 8 July 1899, having previously been in the collection of James Dole Esq. of Redland House, Bristol. It was bought by J.J. Wroe, a picture dealer of Manchester. In 1902 it was bought by George Albert Smithe of St Ives, Huntingdonshire.

On 8 November 2022 it was offered for sale at Chiswick Auctions with an estimate of £700-£1,000.

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