Francesca da Rimini by William Dyce greeting card
Single greeting card featuring the image Francesca da Rimini by William Dyce, from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.
Printed with soy-based inks on 250gsm FSC or recycled card stock. Packaged with a white envelope in a clear cellophane sleeve.
Dyce acknowledged this as one of the finest paintings he produced in Edinburgh.
Its subject was inspired by the ill-fated lovers described by Dante in his epic poem The Inferno. Francesca, married to an elderly and deformed husband Gianciotto, read to his younger brother Paolo and they fell in love. Gianciotto surprised the lovers and murdered them. He was originally included in Dyce's composition.
William Dyce (19 September 1806 – 14 February 1864) was a distinguished Scottish artist, who played a significant part in the formation of public art education in the United Kingdom.