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Inferno: Canto XII (Circle Seven, First Ring) from Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy), Plate 52 from Woodcuts from Books of the 15th Century

A work made of woodcut in black, and letterpress in black (recto and verso), on cream laid paper, tipped onto cream wove paper mat.
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  • A work made of woodcut in black, and letterpress in black (recto and verso), on cream laid paper, tipped onto cream wove paper mat.

Date:

1497, portfolio assembled 1929

Artist:

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)

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Unknown Italian (Illustrator)

Title

Inferno: Canto XII (Circle Seven, First Ring) from Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy), Plate 52 from Woodcuts from Books of the 15th Century

Origin

Italy

Date

Original 1497

Medium

Woodcut in black, and letterpress in black (recto and verso), on cream laid paper, tipped onto cream wove paper mat

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto upper right, above illustration, in graphite: “45”

Dimensions

83 × 82 mm (image); 304 × 204 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Print Sales Miscellaneous Fund

Reference Number

1938.86.52

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