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Capaneus the Blasphemer

Capaneus the Blasphemer
illustration for The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Inferno XIV, 46-72)

pen and ink and watercolour over pencil and black chalk, with sponging and scratching out
37.4 × 52.7 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Butlin 812.27; Butlin & Gott 12
inscribed in brush and ink l.l.: HELL Canto 14WB
inscribed (vertically) in pencil on reverse u.r.: 43
inscribed (vertically) in pencil on reverse u.c.: N 27 next at p 83
inscribed (vertically) in pencil on reverse c.: N 27 next at p 83 (erased)
inscribed in pencil on reverse along r. edge: Hell Canto 17
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)
deities Divine Comedy, The (narrative poem, Dante, ca. 1308-1321) flames hell (doctrinal concept) hell (doctrinal concept) sin (religious concept) souls Virgil
Romanticism (modern European styles )