Painted for a Sienese palace, these pictures by an unidentified painter tell Boccaccio's story of the marriage of the Marquis Gualtieri di Saluzzo and the peasant girl, Griselda.
In this last painting of the series, the Marquis of Saluzzo goes to find Griselda, who believes her children dead and herself divorced, and orders her to prepare his house for the arrival of a new bride (right background). Griselda obeys (left background) and meanwhile the wedding procession of this supposed bride arrives in Saluzzo. The bride is in fact Griselda's long-lost, grown-up daughter, accompanied by her brother. Griselda is reunited with her children (right) and the Marquis reveals that her long ordeals have been tests of her obedience, and that she has indeed proved herself a perfect wife. At last they embrace (left).
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