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Imagining Dante exhibition

‘Imagining Dante’ showcases some of the illustrated editions of the Divine Comedy held by the Alexander Turnbull Library from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.

Illustrated editions of the Divine Comedy

Such is the potency of the Divine Comedy's language and imagery that it has fuelled the imaginations of artists from Dante's time to our own. To mark the occasion of this momentous anniversary, ‘Imagining Dante’ showcases some of the illustrated editions of the Divine Comedy held by the Alexander Turnbull Library from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.

The printed material is complemented by a late 19th-century chromolithographic portrait of Dante copied from a fresco by the Renaissance artist Luca Signorelli (c. 1450–1523).

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Painting of a man looking at a book. He is wearing a hat with a leaf on it.