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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.440
People
William Blake, British (London, England 1757 - 1827 London, England)
Title
The Circle of Gluttons (from Dante's "Divine Comedy"); verso: a soaring figure amid stars, probably for "Enoch"
Other Titles
Alternate Title: The Circle of the Gluttons, with Cerberus
Series/Book Title: Dante, "The Divine Comedy"
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1824-1827
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297661
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, black ink, graphite, and black chalk on off-white antique laid paper; verso: graphite
Dimensions
36.9 x 52.3 cm (14 1/2 x 20 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: W ELGAR / 1796
Provenance
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.440
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan, "The Fogg Art Museum's Collection of Drawings", Harvard Library Bulletin, Harvard University (Cambridge, 1958), vol. 3, no. 2, March, pp. 5-9, p. 202

Marjorie B. Cohn, Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1977), pp.14, 18, 32, cat. no. 5 p. 90

Martin Butlin, The Paintings and Drawings of William Blake, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1981), no. 812 (11), pl. 1052

Martin Butlin and Ted Gott, William Blake in the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (Melbourne, 1989), pp. 54, 62

David Bindman, William Blake: The Divine Comedy/Die göttliche Komödie/La divine comédie, Bibliothèque de l'Image (Paris, 2000), pl. 11 (color)

David Bindman, Stephen Hebron, and Michael O'Neill, Dante Rediscovered: From Blake to Rodin, exh. cat., The Wordsworth Trust (Grasmere, UK, 2007), p. 33, fig. 12

Exhibition History

Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1977 - 06/22/1977

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