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The Story of Patient Griselda, Part III

The Story of Patient Griselda, Part III





Relationship with : Giovanni Boccacio ( Boccace)

Date : approx. between 1493 and 1500

Sizes : 154 cm x 62 cm
Material : Oil painting and tempera on wood
Acquisition : Purchase
National Gallery - London
Siena and Perugia
Sainsbury Wing
First Floor - Section 60
Item 8 on 13
Italian Painting
Painting

Area related
Siena (Italy)

Description   

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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Item(s) related   
National Gallery :
Siena and Perugia
The Story of Patient Griselda, Part I
Scène extérieure
Master of the Story of Griselda
Sizes : 62 cm x 154 cm
approx. from 1493 to 1500
The Story of Patient Griselda, Part II
Scène extérieure
Master of the Story of Griselda
Sizes : 62 cm x 154 cm
approx. from 1493 to 1500
The Story of Patient Griselda, Part III
Maître de l'Histoire de Griselda
Giovanni Boccacio (Boccace)