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'Soon as both embark'd, cutting the waves', c1890. Creator: Gustave Doré.

'Soon as both embark'd, cutting the waves', c1890. Creator: Gustave Doré.

2-709-317 - The Print Collector/Heritage Images

'Soon as both embark'd, cutting the waves, goes on the ancient prow, more deeply than with others it is wont', c1890. Phlegyas ferries Dante and the Roman poet Virgil across the river Styx which is filled with wrathful souls. Illustration from "The Vision of Hell" (Inferno), the first part of "The Divine Comedy" (La divina commedia) by Dante Alighieri. This long, narrative poem, written in Italian c1308-1321, tracing Dante's imaginary journey from Hell, through Purgatory and finally to Heaven and a beatific vision of God, has been published numerous times. This edition, published late 19th century, is illustrated by Gustave Dore. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, c1890]


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  1. 0580057716
  1. 2-709-317
  1. 2709317
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  1. Gustave Doré, attributed to: French: Artist, printmaker, painter, sculptor
  1. Virgil: Roman: Poet, author
People Related
  1. Dante Alighieri: Italian: Author, poet, prose writer, literary theorist, moral philosopher, political thinker
  2. Cassell, Petter and Galpin: British: Publisher, publishers
  1. Engraving

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