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In this pcture signed by Gustav Doré and engraved by Antoine-Alphée Piaud Satan is depicted as a man with bat-like dark wings and curly hair, wearing a chainmail shirt r tunic and rags for a skirt or shorts, with bare legs and bare feet. he is lying on the ground, his forehead wrinkled in surprise, confusion and pain. His sword and shield are n the ground and he has one leg in the air, as if he is writhing and turning in pain. The setting seems to be a rocky canyon. In the text, Michael’s sword has just pierced Satan’s right side.

… then Satan first knew pain,

And writhed him to and fro convolved; so sore

the griding sword with discontinuous wound

Pass’d thro’ him, but th’ ethereal substance closed

Not long divisible, and from teh gash

A stream of nectarous humor issuing flow’d

Sanguine, such as celestial spirits may bleed.

(p. 59; Book VI lines 482 – 486)

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200 x 245mm (7.9 x 9.6 inches)

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