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The angel crossing the Styx

The angel crossing the Styx
illustration for The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Inferno VIII, 67-75 and IX, 64-84)

pen and ink and watercolour over black chalk and traces of pencil
37.3 × 52.7 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Butlin 812.19; Butlin & Gott 9
inscribed in pen and ink l.r.: HELL Canto 8
inscribed in pencil u.r.: Hell Canto 8 (erased)
inscribed (vertically) in pencil on reverse u.r.: (...illeg.) (erased)
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: Canto 24 v 60 (partly erased)
Accession Number
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
Subjects (general)
Literary and Text Religion and Mythology
Subjects (specific)
angels (spirits) castles (fortifications) damned (people) deities Divine Comedy, The (narrative poem, Dante, ca. 1308-1321) rivers souls
Romanticism (modern European styles )