Citation"The Circle of Traitors: Alberti Brothers (from Dante's "Divine Comedy")
(William Blake) , 1943.429,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Oct 04, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/297759.
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In a barren icy landscape, at center in the foreground, we see a group of trapped figures standing shoulder deep in a small frozen lake. At left is a Roman soldier, his hand on a sword that lies on the shore in front of him. Just behind him we see the face of a man wearing a crown looking at the viewer. To his right, a hooded figure stares forward with tears on his cheeks. To his right, a naked demonic creature sits with his back to us on the edge, looking over his shoulder toward two robed men who stand on the shore at left, looking on.