The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

(French version)

Translation of Inferno and Purgatorio by J. G Nichols; Paradiso by Mark Musa

126 Oil Paintings by Annick Gaillard; Commentary by Painton Cowen





Only the first 5 canti of each section are illustrated on this web-site.

Minos from Canto 5 of Inferno was chosen for the cover of the translation of Inferno in 2005 and again in 2010 by Oneworld Classics Ltd

Beatrice from Canto 2 of Inferno was chosen by Oneworld Classics Ltd for the cover of their translation of Purgatorio in 2011

The work has been shown at the Nehru Centre, the Italian Institute, St James's church, Piccadilly, London and Compiegne in France

And is today at the University of Picardie-Jules Verne, Amiens

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