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Flaxman, John, 1755-1826.

La Divina comedia di Dante Alighieri : cioé l'Inferno, il Purgatorio, ed il Paradiso / composto da Giovanni Flaxman, scultore inglese ; ed inciso da Tommaso Piroli Romano.

Additional Title(s):

Divina commedia.

Amsterdam : In possesso di Tommaso Hope ..., 1793.
Physical Description:
[111] leaves of plates : all ill. ; 18 x 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PQ4329 F53 1793
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BAC: British Art Center copy is one of several privately printed, probably dating from 1793-1800. Like the earliest printings, this copy is printed on paper with Honig watermark & with leaves cropped close to platemark. Unlike earliest printings though, this copy includes engraved inscriptions at bottom of plates. cf. Bentley, Gerald. N̲Y̲P̲L̲ B̲u̲l̲l̲e̲t̲i̲n̲, vol. 68 (1964), pp. 369-375. Extra illustrated with pencil sketch by Flaxman tipped in at plate 25 of the Inferno. Owned by Flaxman & sold at Christie's auction of his "drawings and ... remaining works" on 26-27 Feb. 1883 (lot 265).
Engraved t.p.
Contains 38 designs from the Inferno, 33 designs from the Paradiso, 39 designs from the Purgatorio.
Subject Terms:
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia -- Illustrations.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1793.
Hope, Thomas, 1770?-1831 -- Publisher.
Piroli, Tommaso, approximately 1752-1824.

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