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The Pit of Disease: Gianni Schicchi and Myrrha
(1824-1827)
illustration for The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Inferno XXX, 22-45)

Medium
pen and ink and watercolour over pencil and traces of black chalk, with sponging
Measurements
52.7 × 37.2 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Butlin 812.59; Butlin & Gott 25
Inscription
inscribed in pen and ink l.c.r.: HELL / Canto 30
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: 63
inscribed in pencil on reverse r. edge: Pg Canto 4 (the figure perhaps reworked)
Accession Number
1010-3
Department
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1920
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display