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Dante and Virgil

Artist:
Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date:
1857
Medium:
Etching and drypoint on laid paper; second state of three (only known impression)
Dimensions:
plate: 4 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. (11.8 x 8.6 cm) sheet: 9 1/4 x 7 1/16 in. (23.5 x 17.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Imrie de Vegh, 1949
Accession Number:
49.127.6
Not on view
Inscription: inscribed in plate at bottom: "Per me si va nella città dolente. . ./ Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate" ("Through me is the way to the doleful city.../ Abandon hope all ye who enter" Dante: The Inferno)

Marking: stamped in blue ink at lower left with collector's mark of A.H. Rouart (Lugt suppl. no 2187a)
Alexis Rouart (French, 1839–1911); Albert E. McVitty(McVitty Sale 66 - sold for $60.00); Marcel Guiot & Cie(September 1936); Donor: Imrie de Vegh
Reed and Shapiro 9.ii/iii
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