Sempiternal Roses (b)

Sempiternal Roses (b)


This is an image based on woodcuts by Gustave Dore of the The Divine Comedy by Dante. 

Paradise XII. Lines 19 - 21, showing the twin circles of Love and learning echoing St Francis and St Dominic, and the unity between holy orders. 'In such wise of those sempiternal roses/The garlands twain encompassed us about, /And thus the outer to the inner answered.'

It is painted in acrylic on a Loxley Gold box canvas and has two layers of varnish. It is signed on the reverse in pencil. All edges are painted and varnished. The image size is 20cm x 25cm (8" x 10").

This is one of a series of paintings on this theme.


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