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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. Paolo and Francesca da Rimini

 Subject
Subject Source: Local (YCBA-RBM)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 December 23

 Item — Box 1: [39002106121412], Folder: H.28
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin stresses that he is not ungrateful for Heaton's help and wishes her a merry Christmas. He explains that he cannot give Heaton the reasons for his commissioning of the Bolton photographs because it is related to the fourth volume of Modern Painters, which will not be published for at least two months. Ruskin encourages Heaton to contemplate "Dante's riddle about Rachel and Matilda" and gives her hints about how she might "make it out." Ruskin...
Dates: 1855 December 23

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 December 30

 Item — Box 1: [39002106121412], Folder: H.29
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin wishes Heaton a happy new year. Ruskin gives further hints to Heaton about "Dante's riddle,", expanding on the idea that Beatrice and Matilda represent the "Active and Contemplative faculties" and musing upon Dante's meaning. Ruskin tells Heaton that Rossetti's Francesca arrived with him safely and that he is glad that the work was well-received in Heaton's circle. Ruskin tells Heaton that she cannot yet commission any work from Elizabeth...
Dates: 1855 December 30