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Dante meets Beatrice at Ponte Santa Trinità, by Henry Holiday, 1883

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Dante meets Beatrice at Ponte Santa Trinità, by Henry Holiday, 1883.

This iconic painting by Henry Holiday depicts the fatal moment in which Dante meets his beloved Beatrice on the banks of the Arno in Florence near the Ponte Vecchio. This moment is described in great lyric detail in Dante's autobiographical early work Vita nuova and figures heavily in the architecture of the Divine Comedy.

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Henry Holiday: Dante and Beatrice|National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool via Wikimedia Commons

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Artistic Response
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Licensed for Public Use