Waterhouse, John William: Dante and Beatrice. Mythical Fine Art Print/Poster. Sizes: A4/A3/A2/A1 (00838)

John William Waterhouse: Dante and Beatrice. Fine Art Print/Poster

High quality art print/poster available in sizes: A4, A3, A2 or A1

We only use high quality 200 GSM Gloss Photo Paper, giving you a superior print/poster ready for framing.


A Victorian painter of myth, poetry, and legend, Waterhouse is noted for his highly individual synthesis of English and French styles, particularly his exploration of the intense and mysterious subjects characteristic of Pre-Raphaelitism presented in the more continental idiom of painterly naturalism. This unfinished picture reflects Waterhouse’s late interest in a Pre-Raphaelite thematic touchstone: the spiritualized love celebrated by the Florentine poet Dante Alighieri (12651321). The painting depicts the moment in Il Purgatorio, canto 28 when he encounters Matilda, who personifies the active life, as opposed to the contemplative life represented by his beloved Beatrice, who will subsequently lead Dante in his quest for transcendence. The two protagonists are separated by the river Lethe; on the right side where the poet kneels, nature is bleak and the trees barren, while on the left side the trees are flowering. The contrast suggests a passage from one state of being to another—from the sinful state of normal human existence to the spiritual purity that Dante will eventually attain.

Size guide:

A4 = 210mm x 297mm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches. 
A3 = 297mm x 420mm or 11.7 x 16.5 inches.
A2 = 420mm x 594mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches.
A1 = 594mm x 841mm or 23.4 x 33.1 inches.

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