This terrific love scene comes from Canto V of Dante's Inferno, Divina Commedia: "One day for our delight we reading about Lancelot; how love constrained him, alone we were an without any suspicion."Several times that reading made our glances meet and changed the color of our faces; but one moment alone overcame us."When we read how the fond smile [of Guinevere] was kissed by such a lover, he [Paolo] who will never be separated from me, kissed me on the lips, all trembling, I fainted as if I had been dying and I fell, as a dead body falls."Unfortunately, the couple were discovered "in flagrant delecto" by Francesca's husband, the brother of Paolo, and both were killed. Scene identification and quotes were supplied by Alan Engborg, Cape Porpoise, ME, one of my longest and closest friends. Plywood, semi-interlocking, cut partially along color lines by unknown maker. National Trust Collections in England identifies the picture as "after George Percy Jacomb Hood (Redhill 1857 - London 1929)".