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This is a painting more about a text rather than an illustration of one. The artist shows us the poet, Dante, deep in thought. The title of the picture explains the subject of his deliberations. The large folio volume supported by his right hand is probably his great work, the 'Divina Commedia'.This long poem is divided into three parts, one of which is the 'Inferno', or Hell. Dante includes himself in this poem being conducted around hell by the poet Virgil who shows him various sinners and the dreadful consequences of their sin.
oil on canvas
H 101 x W 89 cm
acquired as part of the Wrigley Gift