Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta Appraised by Dante and Virgil

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Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta appraised by Dante and Virgil
1835 Ary Scheffer - The Ghosts of Paolo and Francesca Appear to Dante and Virgil.jpg
Artist Ary Scheffer
Year 1835 (1835)
Location The Wallace Collection

Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta appraised by Dante and Virgil is the title of three paintings by Ary Scheffer, all oils on canvas showing a scene from Dante's Inferno of Dante and Virgil viewing Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta in Hell.

The first version was painted in 1835 and measures 166.5 by 234 centimetres (65.6 by 92.1 in); it is now in the Wallace Collection in London.[1] The second version (1854), measuring 51.7 by 81.3 centimetres (20.4 by 32.0 in), is in the Hamburger Kunsthalle.[2] The third version (1855) is now in the Louvre in Paris, with Louvre Classification: R.F. 1217.[3] Another version from 1851 measuring 24.7 by 33.2 centimetres (9.7 by 13.1 in) hangs at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio.[4]

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  1. ^ Wallace Collection site "Ary Scheffer" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Rosenthal (2014), p. 123
  3. ^ "Les ombres de Francesca da Rimini et de Paolo Malatesta apparaissent à Dante et à Virgile". Louvre. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dante and Virgil Meeting the Shades of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo". Cleveland Museum of Art. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 

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