These 135 fantastic and grotesque scenes depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece - from the depths of Hell onto the mountain of Purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of Paradise. Includes plates produced for The Infer, Purgatory, and Paradise. Illustrations accompanied by appropriate lines from the Longfellow translation.
French illustrator Gustave Dore (1833-83) began his prolific career at the age of 15, and his dramatic engravings have exercised an incalculable influence over latter-day artists. The remarkable scope of his work ranges from Milton, Dante, and the Bible to Rabelais, Shakespeare, and street scenes of 19th-century London.