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La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy)

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 15th century, Author Dante Alighieri (Italian, 1265–1321), Printer Boninus de Boninis (Italian, about 1450–1528)

Place of Publication: Brescia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff D-31; BMC VII 971; GW 7968; Sander 2312


Overall: 34.8 x 24.5 x 6.5 cm (13 11/16 x 9 5/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 68 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Brescia: Boninus de Boninis, 31 May 1487) Folio; 310 leaves; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco (Rolando Cozzi, Modena).

Full-page woodcuts within white-on-black borders illustrating each canto, until beginning of Paradiso.

Brescia: Boninus de Boninis, 31 May 1487


Lathrop C. Harper, Inc., New York, from whom purchased by MFA, December 10, 1942.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund