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The Hell-Hounds Hunting the Destroyers of Their Own Goods   1824-27
pen, ink and watercolour over black chalk and pencil(NGV 11)
Felton Bequest, 1920
National Gallery of Victoria

Inferno XIII, 109-29. The poets are now in the second ring of the seventh circle, the Wood of the Self-Murderers. Dante and Virgil have been listening to the story of one Suicide, when they are interrupted by sounds as of a boar hunt; two notorious spendthrifts, Giacomo da Saint' Andrea and Lano da Sienna, dash into view, pursued by Hell-Hounds. Two Harpies look down from the trees.

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