The Spirit of Filipo Argenti

Gustave Doré (1832-83), artist

Pannemaker, engraver


Source: The Divine Comedy: The Inferno

Unlike Delacroix's famous Barque of Dante in the Louvre, whose horizontal format depicts the boat from the side, Doré's version establishes a viewpoint from the front at a slight angle. His Dante looks down at one of those in the Styx rather that away as in the Delacroix.

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Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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