Gianciotto Discovers Paolo and Francesca  

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Gianciotto découvre Paolo et Francesca[1] (Gianciotto Discovers Paolo and Francesca, 1819) is a painting by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres housed at the Musée Turpin de Crissé.

The scene depicts a famous domestic tragedy of 1285, recorded in Dante's Inferno, when Giovanni Malatesta, having detected his wife, Francesca da Polenta (Francesca da Rimini), in adultery with his brother Paolo, killed them both with his own hands.

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