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Dante faints after hearing Francesca’s story

Head of FloraThe Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
Dante faints after hearing Francesca’s story

Felice Giani

Italian, 1758–1823

Dante faints after hearing Francesca’s story, from Dante’s Divine Comedy, Inferno, Canto V

Pen and brown ink, brown wash, and watercolor

10 7⁄8 x 16 in. (27.6 x 40.6 cm)

Acquired through the generosity of Marilyn and Lawrence Friedland, and through the Frank and Margaret Robinson Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Acquisition Fund

2011.085