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Gustave Doré’s iconic engraving “Dante and his Guide” captures a pivotal moment in the Divine Comedy. The scene depicts Dante Alighieri, the renowned poet, and his guide, the ancient Roman poet Virgil, as they stand on the threshold of a menacing dark wood. Doré’s masterful composition showcases the contrasting emotions of the two figures. The eerie atmosphere is intensified by Doré’s intricate details, with gnarled trees and twisted branches ominously reaching out, symbolizing the tangled complexities of human existence. Doré’s meticulous shading techniques create a sense of depth and mystery, immersing viewers in the haunting ambiance of the dark wood. This engraving serves as a visual gateway, inviting us to embark on Dante’s allegorical journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, while also encapsulating the profound themes of spiritual exploration, human frailty, and the quest for redemption. The engraving has been carefully tinted to heighten the drama of the original image.

Our satin poster brings this artwork to life on high-quality 210 gsm paper. The low-glare satin finish lets you showcase this exquisite artwork in any indoor environment. The poster is available in multiple sizes. High-quality pigment inks ensure bright and intense colors. The posters can be hung with double-sided tape, tacks, or framed. The museum-grade paper is known to be archival, which means it can be stored for a long time without turning yellow. If the poster gathers any dust, you may wipe it off gently with a clean, dry cloth. Shipping is from our printers in the United States and is, on average, within 3 days of your order. The printed posters are hand rolled in protective tissue paper and shipped in an extra thick triangle box/tube.


12″ x 18″ 20″ x 30″ 24″ x 36″
Width, cm 30.48 50.80 60.96
Height, cm 45.72 76.20 91.44


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