Citation"Dante and Virgil Escaping from the Devils (from Dante's "Divine Comedy"); verso: Sketch of rocks
(William Blake) , 1943.443,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Oct 04, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/297684.
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At lower right a robed figure runs along a narrow path on the side of a steep cliff. He carries another man in his arms and they both look up and behind them in fright. At upper left, just above a stone archway protruding from the cliff, a group of flying bat-winged devils descend from the sky toward the two men. In the distance below we see a landscape with rolling green hills and a curved band of red clouds just below the arch. The image on the reverse is a quick rough outline of large rocks.