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Ugolino


Caption
Overall view from the left side of the crouching figure of Ugolino and his sons
Date
8/15/2013 (creation)
Related person
Auguste Rodin (was created by)
Date
1882;1906 (enlargement with addition of draping)
Location
Europe->France->Île-de-France, Région->Paris->Musée d'Orsay->DO 1986 1, S 160
Description
Enlargement with the addition of draping, done in 1906, from the plaster group of 1882, part of the studies for the Gates of Hell. Ugolino, sitting, appears in the final model for the Gates. Rodin created many versions of this theme in plaster and in bronze. Theme taken from the Divine Comedy by Dante in which the imprisoned, hunger-crazed, Ugolino, Count of Gheradesca, devoured his dead children, a crime for which he was eternally damned.
Style/Period
Twentieth century (LCSH)
Nineteenth century (LCSH)
Material
plaster cast with plaster additions
Measurements
1.392 m ()