Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Inferno According to Dante,

Engraving on thin laid paper

Print impression quality: Rich; even lines

Dimensions (Plate): 225 x 283 mm (8.9 x 11.1 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 230 x 288 mm (9.1 x 11.3 in.)

Edition: Posthumous, printed ca. 1812; indications of possible posthumous rework (no contemporary impressions noted in Hind); impressions of this print were published in the first and second editions of Pisa Illustrata, Pisa, 1787-93 and Livorno, 1812, respectively

Accession number: 1944.D1.16

Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1944

Bibliography: Hind A.I-59 (vol. 1, p. 49), plate 55; Passavant 102 (vol. 5, p. 43); National Gallery of Art, Early Italian Engraving, cat. 10; Richard S. Field, ed., A Census of Fifteenth-century Prints in Public Collections of the United States and Canada (New Haven, CT: Print Council of America, 1995).

Work Type: print

Related Works: Printed posthumously (ca. 1812) from the verso of the plate for Anonymous (Italian, Florentine School, Fine manner), St. Jerome in Penitence, with Two Ships in a Harbor (DAC 1937.D1.73).

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