The Story of Griselda, Part I: Marriage

This painting is the first part of a set of works illustrating the last story of Boccaccio's 'Decameron' (see also 'The Story of Patient Griselda' Parts II and III). They may have been let into the wainscoting of a room.

The first scene shows the marquis hunting and meets his chosen bride Griselda, a poor girl. He visits her father's house and announces that he will marry Griselda on the condition of her absolute obedience. He leads her away to exchange her old clothes for rich ones and is shown marrying the marquis.

Key facts

Artist dates
active about 1490 - 1500
Full title
The Story of Griselda, Part I: Marriage
Date made
about 1494
Medium and support
Oil with some tempera on wood
61.6 x 154.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1874
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Spalliera Panels with the Story of Patient Griselda

Master of the Story of Griselda
about 1494
Master of the Story of Griselda: 'The Story of Patient Griselda, Part II'