Canto IX/1: Furies

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Canto IX/1: Furies

 

Lithograph page proof approved by the artist and signed / initialled by him, taken from the original Talford Press edition of 185, printed on 100% rag, acid-free Inveresk (Somerset) paper

page size 39.5 x 31 cm

 

1979 – 1983

 

The theatricality of the Furies' appearance is emphasised by the likening of the crenellations to footlights. This image derives from a minute original drawing. Alecto, Megaera and Tisiphone represent, as well as an anti-Trinity, a parody of the three Graces and the three Celestial Ladies who have pity on Dante, as Virgil explains in Canto Two.

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