The Circle of Thieves: Buoso Donati Attacked by the Serpent, from Dante's Inferno (Canto XXV)

William Blake, English, 1757 - 1827


1827; published 1892

Engraving on chine collé

Second edition issued by the Linnell Family in 1892

Plate: 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.5 cm)

Sheet: 12 1/8 × 15 1/2 in. (30.8 × 39.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

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

Exhibition History

200 Years of British Prints, William Weston Gallery / Aldis Brown Fine Arts, Ltd., 1983.

A Decade of Collecting, 1985-1995: Old Master and Nineteenth Century European Prints from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 9, 1995-February 4, 1996, no. 11.

Publication History

Richard Rand, "A Decade of Collecting, 1985-1995: Old Master and Nineteenth-Century European Prints", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1995, no. 11.

William Weston Gallery, 200 Years of British Prints, New York, New York, 1983, no. 42.


Aldis Browne Fine Arts, Ltd.; sold to Adolp Weil, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, 1983; given to present collection, 1983.

Catalogue Raisonne

D. Bindman, The Complete Graphic Works of William Blake, New York, 1978, no. 651.

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