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The Devils Setting Out With Dante and Virgil     1824-27
pen, ink and watercolour over pencil (NGV 18)
Felton Bequest, 1920
National Gallery of Victoria

Inferno XXI, 97-139. The devils who have been harassing the Lucchese Magistrate and other fraudulent men turn towards Dante and threaten him, but one of their number, Malacoda, stops them and instructs them to escort Dante and Virgil as they continue their way.

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