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The Harlot and the Giant

The Harlot and the Giant
illustration for The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Purgatorio XXXII, 85-87 and 142-53)

pen and ink and watercolour over pencil and black chalk, with sponging
37.2 × 52.7 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Butlin 812.89; Butlin & Gott, 34
inscribed in pen and ink over pencil l.r.: P-g. Canto 32
inscribed (vertically) in pencil on reverse u.r.: 30
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.c.: N 36 next at p 92
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) beasts damned (people) Divine Comedy, The (narrative poem, Dante, ca. 1308-1321) giants (mythical beings) souls
Romanticism (modern European styles )