handmade books and artwork by Geoff MacEwan



Dante's Purgatorio

This boxed set of 15 coloured etchings was commissioned by the Mallorcan collector Joan Oliver Maneu as an edition of 10 sets with a permission to produce a Roman numeraled edition of 5 sets for my own use. The prints are loosely based on incidents of the poet's journey as he, accompanied by Virgil, scales the mountain until he reaches the Earthly Paradise which is the prelude to Paradise proper.

One edition is held in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, in Oxford

Printed on Canson paper – 300gsm
Edition: 5 examples (I/V - V/V)

Dimensions: 41 cm × 34 cm × 3 cm