'The first anniversary of the death of Beatrice'

Group scene with three figures standing and one man kneeling on the floor

Watercolour on paper, dated 1853, 42 x 61cm, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Bequeathed by Mrs Thomas Combe 1894

This is a watercolour version of the subject Rossetti had treated in 1849. Dante's friends interrupt him as he draws an angel.

The scene is reorganised into a new composition, no longer in the strictest Pre-Raphaelite style. Here the figures are fully modelled and richly coloured.