Its semblance outwardly was so benign,
And of a serpent all the trunk beside.
And here's Mandredo Manfredini's masterpiece among his illustrations for the Divine Comedy published in 1909: the episode of the monster called Geryon in Inferno, Canto 17. A wonderful sci-fi critter, with a very cool detail: his deceptive face of a "just" and "benign" man recalls Buddha's, as the long-lobed ears suggest. A true pearl in the history of Dante Art.
Manfredini died suddenly in 1907 while working on the first Cantos of Purgatorio. Tancredi Scarpelli would complete the series, as we will see.