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kane hogg.jpg
A contemporary artist's gothic, chiaroscuro rendering of the plaster-cast head of James Hogg, Scottish author of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner(1824).

Based on the writings of Revelations Blake creates a horned demon who is shown here being drawn up to earth.

According to the traditional interpretation, it depicts the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus, who, fearing that he would be overthrown by one of his children, ate each one upon their birth. It depicts the terrifying truth of the gothic period where…

This is the description from The MET: The subject of this intensely Romantic work is derived from canto XXXIII of Dante's Inferno, which describes how the Pisan traitor Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, his sons, and his grandsons were imprisoned in…

A man in a vault has removed the slab covering an embalmed body and reads into a large book with a triumphant look on his face. The drawing is very dark and eerie.

A mold of James Hogg's head after his death in 1835.

The painting depicts Satan torturing Job in an effort to break his spirit. Derived from a tale from the Old Testament.

The Mysteries of Udolpho.jpg
This image depicts a scene from The Mysteries of Udolpho for the front of a French edition of the novel from 1798

A terrifying image of the approaching nightmare that often filled the characters and those reading about them in the gothic period.
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