Dante and Virgil by Baron Henri de Triqueti (1803-74). Bronze. Signed and dated “H. de Triqueti 1861.” Foundry mark: “F. Barbedienne, fondeur Paris 1862.” Collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Gift of Mrs. Edward Lee Childs (1976). Accession numner: 76.5. As the museum label points out, “Dante holds a scroll inscribed with a line from Canto One of Purgatory: ‘Liberta va cercando ch’e si cara. (He goes seeking freedom which is so dear.’” [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Photograph by George P. Landow]

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