Decameron by Boccaccio

Around 1350 the humanist and poet Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) composed the hundred stories of ten young people (seven of them female) who had escaped the plague and went through the houses of Florence.

O humanista e poeta Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) compôs por volta de 1350 as cem histórias de dez jovens (sete do género feminino) fugidos à peste que percorriam as casas de Florença.

Franz Xaver Wintheralter (1805-1873)-'scene of Decameron'-oil on canvas-1837   Private collection

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) 'scene of Decameron'-oil on canvas-1915   Liverpool-Lady Lever Art Gallery

Marie Sparteli Stilmann-'the enchanted garden of Messer Ansaldo'-watercolor-1889

Salvatore Postiglione (1861-1906)'scene of Decameron'-oil on canvas-1906   Private collection

Edmond Leighton (1853-1922)-'how Liza loved the king'-oil on canvas-1890   Burnley (Lancashire)-Tourneley Hall Art Gallery

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