Art for Divine Comedy by Dante

Gustave Doré did a series of famous illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy; you may view a few of them below. Click on an image to see it in a larger size.

Gustave Doré, Canto 1 (Dante lost in the dark wood) www.artpassions.net

Gustave Doré, Canto 1
(Dante lost in the dark wood)
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Gustave Doré, Canto V "There Minos stands." (line 4) www.gutenberg.org

Gustave Doré
Canto 5, line 4
“There Minos stands.”
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Gustave Doré "Forthwith that image vile of Fraud appear'd." (Canto 17, line 7) www.gutenberg.org

Gustave Doré
Canto 17, line 7
“Forthwith that image vile of Fraud appear’d.”
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Gustave Doré, Canto 26 www.gutenberg.org

Gustave Doré
Canto 26, lines 46-49
“The guide, who mark’d
How I did gaze attentive, thus began:
‘Within these ardours are the spirits, each
Swathed in confining fire.’”
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Gustave Doré, Canto 34 www.gutenberg.org

Gustave Doré
Canto 34, lines 127-129
“By that hidden way
My guide and I did enter, to return
To the fair world.”
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Dante Alighieri, 14th century, engraving after fresco by Giotto in Bargello Chapel

Dante Alighieri, 14th century, engraving after fresco by Giotto in Bargello Chapel

 

 

 

 

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