Book art - Roberto Bompiani

Roberto Bompiani (1821 – 1908) was an Italian painter and sculptor.

Usually, when I post with the tag 'Book art', there is a book in the picture, but this painting doesn't have a book. Instead, it has two poets: Dante and Virgil. I thought it is suitable for this series. Both poets are flying on some mythical creature - towards their inspiration, maybe.