Review: Ugolino and His Sons by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux


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The story of Pisan traitor Ugolino della Gherardesca, imprisoned with his sons and condemned to starvation, is told in Dante’s Inferno (canto 33). Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux shows the anguished father resisting his children’s offer of their own bodies for his sustenance. The composition was cast in bronze in Paris in 1862. This Saint-Beat marble now resides […]

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