Dante's Dream card

Dante's Dream

WAG 3091

On display

Set in a bed chamber, to the far left and far right two females hold a pall full of flowers over a bed. Upon the bed lies a female, the dead Beatrice. The male figure, Dante, is dressed in a long blue robe and blue head-dress. He is being lead by the hand by a winged figure 'Love' (the pilgrim Love of the 'Vita Nuova') who walks towards Beatrice. 'Love' is dressed in a crimson robe and has the wings of an angel. He is holding a cupid's arrow and a bunch of blossom which point at Dante. 'Love' is bending over Beatrice, kissing her on her cheek. Scattered on the floor are poppies.