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

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Size: 16"x12"
Frame Style: Black Frame

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.



Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging