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Count Ugolino della Gherardesca with his Sons and Grandsons in Prison

Smithsonian Institution,


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


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ARGOMENTI : # in Arti / Stili artistici / Storia dell'arte e stili artistici: dal 1800 al 1900
PAESI : Italia
TAG : tag: Figures , print