Inferno: Canto XII (Circle Seven, First Ring) from Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy), Plate 52 from Woodcuts from Books of the 15th Century
1497, portfolio assembled 1929
Unknown Artist (Venice, late 15th century) printed and published by Petrus de Quarengiis (Italian, active 1492-1514) original text by Dante (Italian, c. 1265-1321) portfolio text by Wilhelm Ludwig Schreiber (German, 1855–1932)
Woodcut in black, and letterpress in black (recto and verso), on cream laid paper, tipped onto cream wove paper mat
Inscribed recto upper right, above illustration, in graphite: “45”
83 × 82 mm (image); 304 × 204 mm (sheet)
Print Sales Miscellaneous Fund
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