[Il Conte Ugolino.]
Lith. Fabroni. [n.d. c.1820.]
Lithograph, proof before title. 285 x 361mm. 11¼ x 14¼". Some staining.
Ugolino della Gherardesca (c.1220-1289), Count of Donoratico, was an Italian nobleman, politician and naval commander. He was a leader of the Guelph, or pro-papal, faction in predominantly Ghibelline (pro-imperial) Pisa. His attempts, as chief magistrate, to consolidate his power in Pis, which was anti-Guelph, failed, and he fell victim to a conspiracy. He was arrested for treason and shut in a tower to starve to death with his sons and grandsons. He features predominantly in Dante's divine comedy.
See Ref: 19923 for lettered copy.
[Ref: 19919] £220.00