The Circle of Traitors: Dante's Foot Striking Bocca degli Abbate, from Dante's Divine Comedy

William Blake, English, 1757 - 1827


1827; published 1892

Engraving on chine applique

Impression: 10 7/8 x 14 in. (27.6 x 35.6 cm)

Sheet: 15 1/4 x 21 1/2 in. (38.7 x 54.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Philip Hofer



Europe, Great Britain


19th century

Object Name




Not on view



Course History

FRIT 33, Dante: The Divine Comedy, Scott Millspaugh, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

Outcasts and Rebels: Prints by William Blake and Leonard Baskin, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, September 25-December 16, 2012.

Durer and Related Works, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1971.

18th Century English Graphics, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 29-December 10, 1978.


From the collection of William Blake's patron, John Linnell (1792-1882); collected by Philip Hofer (1898-1984), Cambridge, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 1945.

Catalogue Raisonne

D. Bindman, The Complete Graphic Works of William Blake, New York, 1978, no. 653.

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