JEAN-BAPTISTE CARPEAUX SCULPTURE IN THE MUSÉE-D'ORSAY

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Imperial France Bringing Light to the World and Protecting Agriculture and Science, 1863-6

 

Ugolino, 1860

Ugolino, an Italian count, is best known from Dante's depiction of of this damned soul in the Inferno. The horrific story/legend has given Ugolino the nickname "Cannibal Count," because at least one interpretation is that while he and his children were imprisoned and starving, Ugolino ate his children.
 
 


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