The Barque of Dante (Manet)

The Barque of Dante is an oil on canvas painting by Édouard Manet, after The Barque of Dante by Eugène Delacroix, executed between 1854 and 1858. It is now in the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

Barque of Dante (Manet)
Copie d'après La Barque de Dante de Delacroix - Edouard Manet (B 830).jpg
ArtistÉdouard Manet
Year1854 to 1858
TypeOil paint on canvas
Dimensions36 by 46 centimetres (14 in × 18 in)
LocationMuseum of Fine Arts of Lyon, Lyon, France

The painting depicts events from canto eight of Dante Alighieri's Inferno, in which Dante is escorted across the River Styx by his guide, the classical poet Virgil. The City of the Dead burns in the background.

A second version of the subject, c. 1853, is held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Copy after Delacroix's "Bark of Dante"". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2019-08-29.