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Ugolino and His Sons.
19th c French Romantic Sculpture

Jean-Baptiste CARPEAUX (Valciennes., May 11 1827 - Oct 12 1875, Courbevoie.)
1857-1861
19th c
Painted plaster
Romantic
Sketch
Rome. Italy.
Lyon. Musée des Beaux-Arts.
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Ugolino dell Gheradesca was an Italian nobleman who became podesta of Pisa in 1294. He became involved in a conspiracy and was condemned by the Archbishop to be locked in a tower with his children and left to starve. The children offered to sacrifice their bodies so that their father might live. Dante tells his story in Canto 33 of the Inferno.

Caption: CARPEAUX Jean-Baptiste | Ugolino and His Sons. | 1857-1861 | French | Romantic

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