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Cerberus   1824-27
pen, ink and watercolour over pencil and black chalk (NGV 6)
Felton Bequest, 1920
National Gallery of Victoria

Inferno VI, 13-33. The monster Cerberus presides over the third circle of Hell, that of the Epicures and Gluttons. He is prevented from devouring Virgil and Dante by Virgil who distracts the beast by feeding him handfuls of earth.

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