Citation"Dante Seizing the Traitor Bocca by the Hair (from Dante's "Divine Comedy"); verso: Head of a Cardinal
(William Blake) , 1943.430,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Sep 26, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/297625.
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In a barren white landscape, two figures in the foreground at right are trapped chest-deep in a hole. At center, a man in a long red robe tears at the hair of one of the trapped figures as another man behind him in a blue robe looks on. At left, behind the man in blue, a bearded man bites into the back of the head of a man crouching on the ground in front of him, as blood drips down the side of his face. The reverse side of this page shows a small sketch at lower right of a head in profile wearing a wide brimmed hat.