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Hoarders and Wasters[edit]

Original - Gustave Doré's depiction of Canto VII of Dante's Inferno turns the rocks that the damned hoarders and wasters are forced to move around, Sisyphus-like, into giant bags of gold, emphasising the reason for their punishment.
An excellent, encyclopedic image that manages to represent the punishment of the misers and wasters to great effect by adding a highly effective visual reference to their greed/spendthriftness.
Articles this image appears in
The Divine Comedy, could well be used elsewhere.
Gustave Doré
  • Support as co-nominator --Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 18:59, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support as conominator DurovaCharge! 19:06, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support The caption would be improved by noting who the "O. Brux" is in the lower left. Was the picture sketched by Doré and engraved by Brux, or is there some other relationship? Matt Deres (talk) 19:19, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
    • Doré had a stable of assistants, in order to allow him to achieve the hundreds of engravings in his lavish sets. He would have done more than simply sketching it, but how much he did would have depended on the assistant and how long they had worked together. (Late in life, with certain trusted assistants, he did sometimes just sketch it out, but this is one of his first major works, and would not have applied here). Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 21:54, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
I tried to find some more information on Brux, but it doesn't seem like he's particularly notable outside of having worked with Doré. Maybe more will come out once I find his real name. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 11:22, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
I haven't found anything, myself. There doesn't seem to be much out there; a Google search for +Brux "Gustave Dore" brings up my question as the top hit. :) Just to be clear, my support does not hinge on gaining this information. Matt Deres (talk) 04:09, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Promoted Image:Gustave Doré - Dante Alighieri - Inferno - Plate 22 (Canto VII - Hoarders and Wasters).jpg --Fir0002 10:59, 24 January 2009 (UTC)