The Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy
Royal Academy of Art 2005
Hardback 280pp Illustrated 290x285mm
9781903973592   Product Code: 10883
The great English neoclassical sculptor, John Flaxman (1755-1826) was among the many artists inspired by Dante's masterpiece. His drawings for the Divine Comedy, illustrating all 100 cantos of the poem, are published for the first time in this handsome volume. The book includes the complete series of drawings, together with preparatory studies and Flaxman's annotations. As well as a critical commentary on each drawing, the volume includes essays by Carlo Ossola, David Bindman and the editor, Francesca Salvadori.