Francesca da Rimini Greetings Card
Francesca da Rimini Greetings Card
Francesca da Rimini Greetings Card

Francesca da Rimini Greetings Card

Regular price £2.50 Sale

Ary Scheffer's masterpiece is without doubt a museum favourite and must-see. The painting depicts Francesca da Rimini and her lover Paolo Malatesta condemned to the second circle of hell, reserved exclusively for the lustful, as Danta and Virgil pass through on their journey through the 'Inferno'. Although based on a passage from Dante's epic poem, The Divine Comedy, Francesca and Paolo were real life 13th century lovers caught in an affair by Francesca's husband, and Paolo's elder brother, who murdered them.

This greetings card has been printed exclusively for the Wallace Collection from a painting on display in West Gallery III.

  • Blank inside
  • Dimensions: 16cm x 11.5cm
  • Printed in the UK
  • Wallace Collection Exclusive
  • Painting Details: Francesca da Rimini, Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) France, 1835