Scene from the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri of a group of figures in a prison cell interior. At left, seated, the Count Ugolino raises his hands, helplessly. The younger grandson kneels before his grandfather praying for food, his arm outstretched. Behind, a group of three other boys in the central rear, one reclining upon the floor. At right, a skull under a beam of light entering through a barred window. Shackles mounted to the wall at left and right.
Object Name: Print
Credit Line: Museum purchase through gift of various donors
Medium: Etching and aquatint on paper
Made in: Italy
Data Source: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum