The Story of Griselda, Part II: Exile

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

The scene depicts the marquis putting Griselda's obedience to the test by giving her baby to a servant, and making her believe it is to be killed. The marquis pretends to dissolve the marriage, and instructs her to return to her father's house.

Key facts

Artist dates
active about 1490 - 1500
Full title
The Story of Griselda, Part II: Exile
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 I'