William Oppershaltz — Tenebris Lucet

The refound memories of Sir Edward Kelhoyr (Preface)

William Bouguereau (1825–1905) Dante and Virgil (detail: the damned Gianni Schicchi and Capocchio intent on brutally attacking each other); 1850; Oil painting on canvas; 281 x 225 cm Paris, Musée d’Orsay—A monochrome print of the same detail was found in Kelhoyr’s notebooks with some notes referring to the Divine Comedy, specifically to the 29th and 30th canto of Hell, where sinners of falsehood are punished .


Tenebris Lucet (William Oppeshaltz, 2020) is the book that collects the personal letters and scientific notes of the famous English physiologist, ethnographer and geneticist Sir Edward Kelhoyr (1824–1919). The publication is the result of over six months of…