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The Six-Footed Serpent attacking Agnello Brunelleschi
(1824-1827)
illustration for The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Inferno XXV, 49-78)

Medium
pen and ink and watercolour over pencil and black chalk, with sponging
Measurements
37.3 × 52.7 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Butlin 812.51; Butlin & Gott 21
Inscription
inscribed in pen and ink l.r.: HELL Canto 25
inscribed in pencil l.r.: line 45 (probably not by Blake but imitating the hand of the inscription in ink)
inscribed (vertically) in pencil on reverse l.l.: 76
inscribed (inverted) in pencil on reverse l.c.: N 42 next at p. 95 (erased in centre)
inscribed in pencil on reverse r. edge: Vianni Fucci / Hell Canto 24 (erased)
Accession Number
1006-3
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