(b. 1436, ?, d. 1487, Firenze)

Inferno I

c. 1481
Copper engraving
Biblioteca Riccardiana, Florence

The engraving was made after Sandro Botticelli's design.

Botticelli's designs for the copper engravings were probably the starting point for his manuscript drawings. This is not the only place where the marvelously pensive figure of Dante was reused. Botticelli also repeated this figure twice in his paintings, on both occasions in the first panel of the picture cycles on the Story of Nastagio degli Onesti and the Story of St Zenobius.