Citation"Dante and Virgil Gazing into the Ditch of Flatterers (from Dante's "Divine Comedy")
(William Blake) , 1943.435,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Oct 04, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/297760.
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Below in the foreground, various naked figures struggle to move through a pit filled with grey-brown muck. At right one woman walks in, ankle deep, but just beyond her, a pair of hands poking out of the muck are all that is visible of another figure. At center, a man is in up to his waist as he holds his hands over his head. Flames shoot down from a dark cloud that hovers over them. On the other side of the ditch, two figures at the top of an arched stone bridge. Figures with whips fly in the air at left behind them.