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'Not more furiously on Menalippus' temples Tydeus gnawed', c1890. Creator: Gustave Doré.

'Not more furiously on Menalippus' temples Tydeus gnawed', c1890.  Creator: Gustave Doré.

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'Not more furiously on Menalippus' temples Tydeus gnawed, than on that skull and on its garbage he', c1890. Dante and the Roman poet Virgil visit a frozen lake, where sinners guilty of treachery are trapped in the ice. Count Ugolino gnaws on the head of Archbishop Ruggieri. 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. 0580057761
  1. 2-709-538
  1. 2709538
  1. 2G

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4847x3800
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Image Information

Creator
  1. Gustave Doré, attributed to: French: Artist, printmaker, painter, sculptor
Subject
  1. Ugolino della Gherardesca: Italian: Nobleman
  2. Ruggieri degli Ubaldini: Italian: Cleric, archbishop
  3. 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
Medium
  1. Engraving

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