Dante and Virgil In Hell  1850

by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

painting by William Bouguereau (Museum: Musée d'Orsay) [br] Having failed on two occasions to win the Prix de Rome (1848 and 1849), Bouguereau was hungry for revenge. His early submissions to the Salon reveal this fierce desire to succeed. After his ambitious [i]Equality before Death[/i] (1849), the young man aimed to create an impression once again. He put forward an eve...
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