Citation"The Centaurs and the River of Blood (from Dante's "Divine Comedy")
(William Blake) , 1943.444,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Oct 04, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/297460.
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From center top to the foreground at center bottom, a curving red-colored river flows toward us. As various figures are carried along in its current, creatures that have the bodies of horses and human heads, arms, and torsos, stand on the shores. The centaurs hold bows and arrows and watch, some taking aim at those in the river. In the extreme foreground on either side, a steep hill rises up. In front of the hill at left we see a male centaur from behind, and against the hill at right a female centaur reclines. Each holds a bow and arrow.