The Wood of the Self-Murderers: The Harpies and the Suicides by William Blake

A drawing from the series to illustrate Dante's 'Divine Comedy'.

Details

Medium:
Pencil, pen and ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
37.2 x 52.7 cm
Acquired in:
1919
Vendor:
Linnell family

Few of the Dante drawings were completely finished, and only seven engraved, but the series is one of the biggest undertaken by Blake and the last legacy of his imagination.

Provenance

Commissioned by the artist, John Linnell. Collection of John Linnell and heirs.

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