In the midway of this our mortal life', circa 1890. Dante in a wood. Illustration from "The Vision of Hell" (Inferno), the first part of "The Divine Comedy" (La divina commedia) by Dante Alighieri. This long, narrative poem, written in Italian circa 1308-1321, tracing Dante's imaginary journey from Hell, through Purgatory and finally to Heaven and a beatific vision of God, has been published numerous times. This edition, published late 19th century, is illustrated by Gustave Dore. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, circa 1890]. Artist Gustave Doré. (Photo by The Print Collector/Getty Images)
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January 28th, 2021
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