- Dargent, Yan'
- Wood engraving
- Portrait (taller)
- Robarts Library, the Internet Archive
- La divine comédie
- Alighieri, Dante
- Paris: Garnier Frères, 1870
- Open Library:
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A man is pulled out of the water by a demon with bat-like wings, who lifts him by the hair with a fork.
This picture illustrates the following passage:
Who of the fiends was nearest, grappling seiz’d
His clotted locks, and dragg’d him sprawling up,
That he appear’d to me an otter.
(Inferno, Canto XXII. Translation: Henry Francis Cary.)
The caption reads in the original French:
… Alors Graffiacane, qui était plus près de lui, l’accrocha par sa chevelure souillée de résine.
Keywords: 1870s, 19th century, black & white, devil, eerie, supernatural, The divine comedy, torture