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The Circle of the Lustful: Paolo and Francesca: P.810-R

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The Circle of the Lustful: Paolo and Francesca
Inferno, Canto V
Illustrations to Dante's Divine Comedy


Blake, William (Printmaker)


History note: John Linnell; The Linnell Trustees; Linnell sale, Christie's, 15 March 1918, lot 181; bought by Mrs Riches

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Method of acquisition: Given (1918-05) by Riches, T. H., Mrs


Production date: AD 1827


Plate 1 to Illustrations to Dante's Divine Comedy

Progress proof

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Black carbon ink

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Support composed of paper Plate Height 275 mm Width 353 mm
Sheet Height 320 mm Width 403 mm

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  • Text: I. The Circle of the Lustful Paolo and Francesca
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Title

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Accession number: P.810-R
Primary reference Number: 847
Bindman: 647
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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