Dante and Virgil in the Ninth Circle of Hell | Gustave Doré | 1861

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Size: 12"x8"

The painting "Dante and Virgil in the Ninth Circle of Hell" by Gustave Doré, created around 1861, is a powerful visual interpretation of a scene from Dante Alighieri's "Inferno," part of his epic poem "The Divine Comedy." The scene is set in the ninth and final circle of Hell, where traitors are punished. Doré's composition dramatically captures Dante and his guide Virgil, who are observing the damned souls. The figures of Dante in blue and Virgil in red are depicted standing together, with Virgil often portrayed as a protective figure for Dante during their journey. The surrounding darkness and the anguished figures of the condemned souls create a bleak and foreboding atmosphere, emphasizing the theme of eternal suffering for sins committed on Earth. The use of chiaroscuro, the stark contrast between light and dark, enhances the grim reality of the scene and the stark moral message of the poem.

 

Print: 

A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 

 

Our Eco Credentials Include:

  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
  • Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
  • Contains no plastic

 

Sizes:

12’’ x 8’’ Inches = 30.5 cm x 20.3 cm

18’’ x 12’’ Inches = 45.7 cm x 30.5 cm 

24" x 16" Inches = 61 cm x 40.6 cm