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The Necromancers and Augurs

The Necromancers and Augurs
illustration for The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Inferno XX, 1-56)

pen and ink and watercolour over black chalk and traces of pencil
52.7 × 37.2 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Butlin 812.36; Butlin & Gott 15
inscribed in pen and ink l.r.: HELL Canto
inscribed in pencil l.r.: Hell Canto 20 (partly erased)
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: 65
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.r.: Hell Canto 34
inscribed in pencil on reverse c.: N 61 last in the Inferno / unless from (...illeg.) Inferno (...illeg.) Dante lifted / by Virgil past (...illeg.) Lucifer (...illeg.) (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)
blue colours damned (people) Divine Comedy, The (narrative poem, Dante, ca. 1308-1321) green colours sin (religious concept) souls tear (secretion) yellow colours
Romanticism (modern European styles )