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Gustave Doré’s engraving of “The Lion with Head Uplifted” captures the essence of Dante’s portrayal of the lion in the Divine Comedy. In this powerful depiction, the lion symbolizes pride and the intimidating presence it exudes. Doré masterfully brings Dante’s vivid language to life, presenting the lion with its head held high, radiating an aura of dominance and authority. The engraving emphasizes the lion’s insatiable hunger and conveys a ravenous desire that instills fear even in the very air around it. Doré’s meticulous attention to detail and skillful rendering of light and shadow create a dramatic scene, immersing the viewer in the overwhelming presence of this majestic yet terrifying beast. Through his art, Doré captures the essence of Dante’s description, inviting us to contemplate the destructive force of pride and the overwhelming power it can wield over others. The illustration 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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