The KULENOVIC  C o l l e c t i o n

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Originale copper plate to
Portrait of Dante Alighieri

from title page of book edited by Francesco Sansovino Venice – 1564

The portrait of the poet on the title page is derived from a portrait of Dante by the mannerist painter and author Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574). It offers a telling contrast to the earlier more idealized and conventional portraits which had presented the poet as if on a medallion or coin, in classical profile with toga and
laurel.