Il Conte Ugolino.Dedicated by Permission to the Lady Emily Drummond by her most Obedient Servant The Publisher. Queto mi allor, per non farli piu tristi:...Dicendo: Padre mio, che non m'aiuti? Quivi mori. Then, not to make them sadder, I kept down...For me, my father! There he died:
Lond. Published by Liliani, and Sold by A. Akermann 101 Strand. [n.d. c.1825.]
Lithograph. 310 x 361mm. 12¼ x 14¼". Some nicks and tears along lower edge, creasing and text slightly rubbed.
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.
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