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La Commedia 30. The Valley of the Princes

from Purgatorio, Canto VII - VII

Woodcut-La Commedia30. The Valley of the Princes

Virgil in Purgatory becomes more and more like Dante’s fellow traveller than a guide, as the former has never been to Purgatory. This signifies the limitation of Reason Virgil represents. Therefore, they have to acquire some temporary guides as they progress. Here the poet Sordello guides them to the Valley of the Princes, where all seemingly worthy religious actions are vacuous rituals. A serpent appears and two angels chase it away with broken swords (impotent nature of church rituals?) while the souls sing hymns. Night falls.

 

Printed on hand made Japanese paper in the edition of 30.

 

Image size approx. 92cm X 61cm

Price: £ 360.00 + PP


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