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The Angel inviting Dante to enter the Fire

The Angel inviting Dante to enter the Fire
illustration for The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Purgatorio XXVII, 5-36)

pen and ink and watercolour over black chalk and traces of pencil, with sponging
52.7 × 37.3 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Butlin 812.84; Butlin & Gott 32
inscribed in pen and ink over pencil l.l.: P-g Canto 27
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: 40
inscribed in pencil on reverse r. edge: Pg Canto 27
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) Divine Comedy, The (narrative poem, Dante, ca. 1308-1321) flames sin (religious concept) souls steps (stair units) suns (stars) Virgil
Romanticism (modern European styles )