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The Six-Footed Serpent Attacking Agnello dei Brunelleschi   1824-27
pen, ink and watercolour over black chalk (NGV 21)
Felton Bequest, 1920
National Gallery of Victoria

Inferno XXV, 49-78. The infamous Florentine thief Cianfa de' Donati, at this moment transformed into a six-footed serpent, attacks Agnello dei Brunelleschi and their bodies begin to fuse. Their fellow Florentine thieves, Puccio Sciancato and Buoso stand on the right in horror, while Dante and Virgil stand on the left.

(c)1999 National Gallery of Victoria