Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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record 4 of 6

Buoso Attacked by Francesco di Cavalcanti in the Form of a Serpent,

Plate 5 from the set of engraved illustrations, Dante’s Inferno

Engraving on linen

Only state

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Plate): 242 x 338 mm (9.5 x 13.3 in.)

Watermark: Made in England, linen fiber

Edition: Restrike from plate in the Rosenwald collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (plate 5)

Accession number: 1973.20.5.5

Anonymous gift, 1973

Dante’s Inferno, Canto XXV, 1.82: “He eyed the serpent and the serpent eyed him”

Bibliography: Binyon 131

Work Type: print

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