Beatrice appears to Virgil at the start of Inferno by Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré Beatrice, illustration from 1861 publishing of Dante’s Inferno.

Muse...Beatrice Portinari: "Dante Alighieri figuratively walked through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven for his beloved. The Divine Comedy features Beatrice Portinari as the author’s guide through the last book of Purgatorio and the entirety of Paridisio, replacing the pagan Virgil. The real Portinari’s life was far less charmed than her literary counterpart’s, however. Born into a Florentine banker family, she only met Dante twice, though he pined for almost an entire decade between encounters."

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Beata Beatrix Rossetti represented Siddal as Dante's Beatrice in one of his most famous works, Beata Beatrix which he painted as a memorial after her death.

Beatrice Portinari, by Elisabeth Sonrel (19th C.) Beatrice Portinari is thought to be the model for Dante's Beatrice, the blessed guide who leads Dante through Paradiso.

Beatrice Portinari by Elisabeth Sonrel (French, 1874 - C.Beatrice Portinari is thought to be the model for Dante's Beatrice, the blessed guide who leads Dante through Paradiso.

Countess of Kilmorey, dressed as La Comtesse du Barri, mistress of Louis XV, for the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Back to the party: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Costume Ball 1897

The Countess of Mar as Beatrice Portinari the woman who inspired Dante ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Beata Beatrice by Marie Spartali Stillman

Beatrice Marie Euphrosyne Spartali, later Stillman Gouache on paper. Delaware Art Museum Stillman was a British Pre-Raphaelite painter of Greek descent, arguably the greatest.

The Salutation of Beatrice by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Saint of the Week: Dante Alighieri, Supreme Poet of Italy

Sonrel scenes from dante alighieris la vita - Beatrice Portinari - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scenes from dante alighieri's la vita nuova Artwork by Elisabeth Sonrel Oil Painting & Art Prints on canvas for sale

Dante: "Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare la donna mia.... mostrasi sì piacente a chi la mira, che dà per gli occhi una dolcezza al core.."  Nel dipinto Dante e Beatrice immaginati da Henry Holiday nel 1883.

Dante Meets Beatrice at Ponte Santa Trinita by Henry Holiday, 1883

Le Prince Lointain: Giuseppe Gambogi, Dante et Beatrice Portinari.

Giuseppe Gambogi (XIX-XXeme Siècle), Dante et Beatrice Portinari.

Pietro Bazzanti (1825-1895), Beatrice Portinari.

Pietro Bazzanti (1825-1895), Beatrice Portinari.

Dante Alighieri Italian Writer Meeting His Beloved Beatrice Portinari on the Lung'Arno Florence

Dante Alighieri Italian Writer Meeting His Beloved Beatrice Portinari on the Lung'Arno Florence

Dante Alighieri, Arno, Role Models, Giclee Print, Art Museum, Literature, Paradise, Culture

Lady Southampton as Beatrice Portinari the woman who inspired Dante ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

Back to the party: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Costume Ball 1897

Hilda Mary (née Dundas), Lady Southampton Wife of Baron of Southampton; daughter of Marquess of Zetland as Beatrice

Gustave Doré - Dante Alighieri - Inferno - Plate 7 (Beatrice) - Beatrice Portinari - Wikipedia

Gustave Doré - Dante Alighieri - Inferno - Plate 7 (Beatrice appears before Virgil)

Beatrice [Portinari], 1895 Marie Spartali Stillman (Inglaterra, 1844-1927) aquarela, guache e têmpera sobre papel, 57 x 43 cm Delaware Art Museum

Marie Spartali Stillman (British painter) 1844 - 1927 Beatrice, 1895 Gouache on paper 22 x 17 in.

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