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Gothic and Early Renaissance
 
 
 
Sandro Botticelli
 
 
 
Illustrations for Dante's "Divine Comedy"


The Abyss of Hell
1480s
Coloured drawing on parchment, 320 x 470 mm
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome




Inferno, Canto XVIII
1480s
Coloured drawing on parchment, 320 x 470 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin




Inferno, Canto XVIII (detail)
1480s
Silverpoint on parchment, completed in pen and ink, coloured with tempera
Staatliche Museen, Berlin




Illustration to the Divine Comedy (Inferno)
1480s
Silverpoint on parchment, completed in pen and ink, coloured with tempera
Biblioteca Vaticana, Rome

 
 
 

Inferno, Canto XXXI
1480s
Silverpoint on parchment, completed in pen and ink, 320 x 470 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin



Inferno, Canto XXXIV (detail)
1480s
Silverpoint on parchment, completed in pen and ink
Staatliche Museen, Berlin




Illustration to the Divine Comedy (Inferno)
1480s
Silverpoint on parchment, completed in pen and ink, coloured with tempera
Biblioteca Vaticana, Rome




Purgatory X
1490s
Drawing on parchment, 320 x 470 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin




Paradise, Canto VI
1490s
Silverpoint on parchment, completed in pen and ink, 320 x 470 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin




Paradise, Canto XXX
1490s
Drawing on parchment, 320 x 470 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

 
 
 
 

Study of two standing figures
c. 1475
Metal point on primed paper, white highlights, 165 x 100 mm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille


Three Angels
1475-80
Pen with brown shading on pink prepared paper, 100 x 235 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence



Allegory of Abundance
1480-85
Pen, brown ink, brown wash over black chalk and pink tinted paper, 317 x 253 mm
British Museum, London




St John the Baptist
1480s
Pen with bistre on pink paper, 360 x 155 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence



Pallas
c. 1490
Pen and bistre over black chalkon a pink ground, 220 x 140 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence



Angel
c. 1490
Chalk, traced with pen, washed and heightened with white, 266 x 165 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence




Adoration of the Child
c. 1495
Pen shaded with brown, white heeightening and pink wash, 161 x 258 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

 
 
 

 
 
 
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