(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)

Paradise, Canto XXX

Drawing on parchment, 320 x 470 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

In the Empyrean, the upper heaven, Dante and Beatrice are carried upwards in a river of light, from which fly sparkles which Botticelli depicts as little putti. They disappear in the meadows of flowers along the banks on either side. The one on the right had not been retraced with ink and was a preliminary drawing carried out in silver point.