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Four faces of the damned in Dante's Hell. Drawing, c. 1791.

Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.
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c. 1791

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Lavater writes that the "idea" of these faces has been taken from Dante's Hell. "These are not ordinary sinners; they are men rugged and relentless, who never knew what pity was"

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[London], c. 1791.

Physical description

1 drawing : graphite

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 29381i

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