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1781 Italian Engraving, Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri) Canto 19

$225.00
  • 1781 Italian Engraving, Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri) Canto 19

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1781 Italian Engraving, Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri) Canto 19

$225.00
Date: 1781
Size:  3 x 5 image, matted to 8 x 11 inches
Artist: Unknown

About The Poster:  A very detailed Italian engraving, printed on thick vellum in 1781, depicting a Canto from the Divine Comedy (known in Italian as the Divina Commedia) by Dante Alighieri. A narrative that describes Dante's imaginary travels through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, this 14,000 line work is considered to be one of the most important works ever produced in any language. 

Regarded as a literary masterpiece, the Divine Comedy touches on science, Islam, and allegory in its deepest and most complex forms. It has served as the inspiration for countless artists through the ages.

Engraving is matted, in excellent condition and ready to frame.
Purchased in Italy.