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Giovanni Boccaccio, 1313 – 1375, was an Italian writer and poet and an important Renaissance humanist. He wrote mostly in the Italian vernacular, as well as some works in Latin, and is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue which differed from that of his contemporaries.
Boccaccio spent his childhood in Florence. His father had no sympathy for Boccaccio’s literature inclinations and sent him to Naples, to an office of the Bardi, who were money lenders, to learn business. In Naples, Boccaccio became a consul (or senior officer) of the Arte del Cambio (the Guild of the moneychangers and money lenders) and met with the learned men of the court and the friends and admirers of Petrarch. It was about 1340 when Boccaccio returned to Florence due to the bankruptcy of the Bardi and brought in a store of literary work already he already completed. After 10 years and financial challenges, in 1350 he became a Florentine ambassador and visited Rome, Ravenna, Avignon and Brandenburg. During this period he formed a lasting friendship with Francesco Petrarch.
In 1358 he completed his main work, the Decameron. During the plague at Florence in 1348, seven ladies and three gentlemen left the city for a country villa and over a period of ten days told one hundred stories. Boccaccio selected the plots of his stories mostly from the fabliaux which had passed into Italy from France, medieval stories that had classical form.
The influence of the Decameron on European literature is enormous. Chaucer and Shakespeare both borrowed from it.
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Giovanni Boccaccio - Diagram from BL Eg 1865, f. 59v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Diagram from BL Eg 1865, f. 59v, illuminated manu...

Diagram. Image taken from f. 59v of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin. The Egerton Manuscript Collection is named after its founder, Sir Thomas Egerton (1540-1617), 1st Viscount Brackley, was a law... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Cambyses from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 132v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Cambyses from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 132v, illuminat...

Miniature of the death of Cambyses, with a partial border, at the beginning of chapter 5 of book 3. Image taken from f. 132v of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Xerxes from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 139, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Xerxes from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 139, illuminated ...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Xerxes, at the beginning of chapter 6 of book 3. Image taken from f. 139 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et fem... More

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Agrippina from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 139, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Agrippina from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 139, ...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Agrippina as Nero looks on. Image taken from f. 139 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le ... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Jocasta and Oedipus from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 27, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Jocasta and Oedipus from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 27, ...

Detail of a miniature of Jocasta killing herself, while Oedipus puts out his eyes and Polynices and Eteocles kill each other. Image taken from f. 27 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (L... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Poppaea Sabina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 111, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Poppaea Sabina from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 111, illu...

Detail of a miniature of Poppaea Sabina, wife of Nero, in a horse litter. Image taken from f. 111 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in F... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Domitian from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 395, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Domitian from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 395, illuminate...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Domitian. Image taken from f. 395 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et femmes). Written in French. The BL Royal ... More

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Giovanni Boccaccio - Sempronia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 121, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Sempronia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 121, illuminat...

Detail of a miniature of Sempronia, wife of a Roman consul, with a book, desk, and musical instruments, being embraced by a man. Image taken from f. 121 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in a... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Expulsion from Paradise from BL Harley 1766, f. 13, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Expulsion from Paradise from BL Harley 1766, f. 1...

Detail of a miniature of the Expulsion from the Garden of Even. Image taken from f. 13 of The Fall of Princes (index De casibus virorum et feminarum illustrium), abridged. Written in English. The "BL Harley Ma... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Penthesilea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 35v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Penthesilea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 35v, illumin...

Detail of a miniature of Penthesilia, the queen of the Amazons, on horseback. Image taken from f. 35v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written ... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Julian from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 419, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Julian from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 419, ill...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Julian, at the beginning of chapter 6 of book 8. Image taken from f. 419 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et fem... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Mettius Fufetius from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 110, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Mettius Fufetius from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 110, il...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Mettius Fufetius, with a partial border containing the arms of Edward IV, at the beginning of chapter 23 of book 2. Image taken from f. 110 of De casibus virorum illustrium... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Sicilian Vespers from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 488, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Sicilian Vespers from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 488, il...

Detail of a miniature of the Sicilian Vespers. Image taken from f. 488 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et femmes). Written in French. The BL Royal M... More

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Giovanni Boccaccio - Torture of Epicharis from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 141v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Torture of Epicharis from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 141...

Detail of a miniature of the torture of Epicharis. Image taken from f. 141v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le livre de femme... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Wheel of Fortune from BL Royal 20 C IV, f. 1, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Wheel of Fortune from BL Royal 20 C IV, f. 1, ill...

Miniature of the Wheel of Fortune, with a king at the top, with a full border and a foliate initial 'A'(puissant), at the beginning of the first prologue, with the Henry VII's monogram of 'HR' in the lower marg... More

Death of Philippota of Catena from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 506v

Death of Philippota of Catena from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 506v

Miniature of the death of Philippota of Catena, with a partial border containing the arms of Edward IV, at the beginning of chapter 26 of book 9. Image taken from f. 506v of De casibus virorum illustrium in Fre... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Harmonia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 106, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Harmonia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 106, i...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Harmonia, daughter of Gelon. Image taken from f. 106 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Pope Joan from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 120, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Pope Joan from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 120, illuminat...

Detail of a miniature of Pope Joan, in procession, giving birth to an infant. Image taken from f. 120 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written ... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Samson and Delilah from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 54v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Samson and Delilah from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 54v, ...

Detail of a miniature of Samson and Delilah, at the beginning of chapter 17 of book 1. Image taken from f. 54v of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et fem... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Antony and Cleopatra from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 339, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Antony and Cleopatra from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 339...

Detail of a miniature of the deaths of Antony and Cleopatra, at the beginning of chapter 13 of book 6. Image taken from f. 339 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobl... More

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Österreichische Nationalbibliothek public domain dedication

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Österreichische Nationalbibliothek public domain...

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio and Petrarch from BL Royal 20 C IV, f. 269

Boccaccio and Petrarch from BL Royal 20 C IV, f. 269

Detail of a miniature of Boccaccio and Petrarch in discourse in Boccaccio's study. Image taken from f. 269 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et femmes)... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Julian the Apostate from BL Harley 1766, f. 201v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Julian the Apostate from BL Harley 1766, f. 201v,...

Detail of a miniature of Julian the Apostate being pierced by a spear. Image taken from f. 201v of The Fall of Princes (index De casibus virorum et feminarum illustrium), abridged. Written in English. The "BL ... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Lucretia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 76v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Lucretia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 76v, illuminate...

Detail of a miniature of Lucretia stabbing herself. Image taken from f. 76v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le livre de femme... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Cleopatra from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 101, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Cleopatra from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 101, illuminat...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Cleopatra. Image taken from f. 101 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French. The BL Royal Manu... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Sempronia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 93, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Sempronia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 93, illuminate...

Detail of a miniature of Sempronia, with a book, desk and musical instruments, being embraced by a man. Image taken from f. 93 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobl... More

Nicostrata or Carmenta from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 28v

Nicostrata or Carmenta from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 28v

Detail of a miniature of Nicostrata or Carmenta teaching. Image taken from f. 28v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French. The BL R... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Queen of Orgiagon from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 87v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Queen of Orgiagon from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 87v, i...

Detail of a miniature of the queen of Orgiagon presenting the head of her ravisher to the king of the Gaulgres. Image taken from f. 87v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de fe... More

Fortune appearing to Boccaccio from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 291

Fortune appearing to Boccaccio from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 291

Detail of a miniature of Fortune appearing to Boccaccio sitting at a desk and reading a book, at the beginning of book 6. Image taken from f. 291 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas ... More

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Stecher: Monogrammist G. P. S. Radierer: Monogrammist G. P. S. Datierung: 1691 / 1750

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Stecher: Morghen, Raphael Zeichner: Gozzini, Vincenzo Verleger: Bardi, Luigi faktischer Entstehungsort: Florenz

'Dripetrue' (Drypetina), queen of Laodicea from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 116v

'Dripetrue' (Drypetina), queen of Laodicea from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 11...

Detail of a miniature of 'Dripetrue' (Drypetina), queen of Laodicea, waiting on her father Mithridates. Image taken from f. 116v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French trans... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Wheel of Fortune from BL Royal 20 C IV, f. 1, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Wheel of Fortune from BL Royal 20 C IV, f. 1, ill...

Detail of a miniature of the Wheel of Fortune, with a king at the top, at the beginning of the first prologue. Image taken from f. 1 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes de... More

Boccaccio and Petrarch from BL Royal 18 D VII, f. 175

Boccaccio and Petrarch from BL Royal 18 D VII, f. 175

Detail of a miniature of Boccaccio in bed, with Petrarch nearby. Image taken from f. 175 of De casibus virorum illustrium (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et fammes). Written in French. The BL Royal Manus... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Brunhilda from BL Royal 18 D VII, f. 203v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Brunhilda from BL Royal 18 D VII, f. 203...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Brunhilda. Image taken from f. 203v of De casibus virorum illustrium (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et fammes). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collectio... More

Boccaccio and Fortune from BL Royal 20 C IV, f. 198

Boccaccio and Fortune from BL Royal 20 C IV, f. 198

Detail of a miniature of Bocaccio in his study, with his vision of Fortune as a crowned lady with many arms. Image taken from f. 198 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes de... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Erythraea writing from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 32v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Erythraea writing from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 32v, i...

Detail of a miniature of Erythraea writing. Image taken from f. 32v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le livre de femmes nobles... More

'Curie' (Turia) hiding her husband Q. Lucretius from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 126v

'Curie' (Turia) hiding her husband Q. Lucretius from BL Royal 20 C V, ...

Miniature of 'Curie (Turia) hiding her husband Q. Lucretius in the roof. Image taken from f. 126v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieri... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Presentation scene from BL Royal 18 D VII, f. 2, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Presentation scene from BL Royal 18 D VII, f. 2, ...

Detail of a miniature divided in 4 compartments: 1. Pope with cardinals; 2. King of France enthroned; 3. Jean, duke of Berry receiving the book from the translator, Laurent de Premierfait; 4. A group of laboure... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Medea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 20, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Medea from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 20, illuminated ma...

Detail of a miniature of Medea, with Jason on a horse and a slaughter of a child with his sword, at the beginning of chapter 17. Image taken from f. 20 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Constantia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 123, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Constantia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 123, illumina...

Detail of a miniature of the marriage of Constantia to the Emperor Henry VI. Image taken from f. 123 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written i... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Burning of Templars from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 492v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Burning of Templars from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 492v...

Detail of a miniature of the burning of Templars, with a partial border, at the beginning of chapter 16 of book 9. Image taken from f. 492v of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ru... More

Giovanni Boccaccio and Florentines who have fled from the plague

Giovanni Boccaccio and Florentines who have fled from the plague

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Stecher: Dalen, Cornelis van (2) Datierung: 1655 / 1664 Public domain photograph of portrait print, 17th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Agamemnon and Clytemnestra from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 52v

Agamemnon and Clytemnestra from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 52v

Miniature of Agamemnon being clubbed on the head by Aegisthus; Clytemnestra is in front with an attendant. Image taken from f. 52v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French tra... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Dido from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 65, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Dido from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 65, illumi...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Dido. Image taken from f. 65 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le livre de femmes nobles ... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Gaia Caecilia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 56, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Gaia Caecilia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 56, illumi...

Detail of a miniature of Gaia Caecilia or Tanaquil, with a loom, and women spinning. Image taken from f. 56 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Wr... More

Boccaccio presenting his book from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 2

Boccaccio presenting his book from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 2

Detail of a miniature of Boccaccio presenting his book to the Countess. Image taken from f. 2 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in Frenc... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Cambyses from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 132v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Cambyses from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 132v, illuminat...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Cambyses, with a partial border, at the beginning of chapter 5 of book 3. Image taken from f. 132v of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruyne... More

Boccaccio and Petrarch from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 391

Boccaccio and Petrarch from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 391

Miniature of Boccaccio and Petrarch reading books, with an inscription on the wall, 'Josne et joyeulx', with a full border containing a shield and a banner with the royal arms of Edward IV, and a lozenge bearin... More

Portret van Giovanni Boccaccio - Public domain portrait engraving

Portret van Giovanni Boccaccio - Public domain portrait engraving

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Giovanni Boccaccio - Cloelia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 64v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Cloelia from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 64v, illuminated...

Detail of a miniature of Cloelia on horseback crossing the Tiber. Image taken from f. 64v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French. ... More

Boccaccio and Petrarch from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 391

Boccaccio and Petrarch from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 391

Detail of a miniature of Boccaccio and Petrarch reading books, with an inscription on the wall, 'Josne et joyeulx', at the beginning of book 8. Image taken from f. 391 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French... More

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Giovanni Boccaccio - Pieter de Jode I - Boccaccio, Giovanni, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Pieter de Jode I - Boccaccio, Giovanni, illuminat...

Stecher: Jode, Pieter de (2) Verleger: Goetkint, Anton Datierung: 1631 / 1637

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Maler: Tizian Stecher: Bolt, Johann Friedrich Verlag: Schumann, Gebr. Verlagsort: Zwickau

Giovanni Boccaccio - Pontheslea from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 49, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Pontheslea from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 49, illuminat...

Detail of a miniature of Pontheslea, queen of the Amazons, on horseback with warriors. Image taken from f. 49 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De cl... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Medea uttering a spell from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 29, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Medea uttering a spell from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 2...

Detail of a miniature of Medea seated, uttering a spell; Jason on horseback, and the slaughter either of Absyrtus or of one of Medea's children. Image taken from f. 29 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris ... More

'Semiamira' (Julia Soaemias) from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 150v

'Semiamira' (Julia Soaemias) from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 150v

Miniature of 'Semiamira' (Julia Soaemias), mother of Elagabalus, among the Roman senators. Image taken from f. 150v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Oetes from BL Harley 1766, f. 31v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Oetes from BL Harley 1766, f. 31v, illuminated ma...

Detail of a miniature of the crowned Oetes, raising his hands at the dismembered body of his son; in the foreground, Jason and Medea fleeing. Image taken from f. 31v of The Fall of Princes (index De casibus vir... More

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 36 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 36 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Detail of historiated initial of a man holding a book. Image taken from f. 36 of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin. The Egerton Manuscript Collection is named after its founder, Sir Thomas Egerton ... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Lavinius from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 47v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Lavinius from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 47v, illuminate...

Detail of a miniature of Lavinius nursing Julius Silvius, and Ascanius giving up the crown. Image taken from f. 47v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renom... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Arachne from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 21v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Arachne from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 21v, illuminated...

Detail of a miniature of Arachne weaving on a loom. Image taken from f. 21v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French. The BL Royal M... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Epicharis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 109, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Epicharis from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 109, illuminat...

Detail of a miniature of the torture of Epicharis. Image taken from f. 109 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). Written in French. The BL Royal Ma... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Dido from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 77v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Dido from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 77v, illum...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Dido. Image taken from f. 77v of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et femmes). Written in French. The BL Royal Manu... More

Death of Galerius Maximianus from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 413v

Death of Galerius Maximianus from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 413v

Detail of a miniature of the death of Galerius Maximianus. Image taken from f. 413v of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et femmes). Written in French. T... More

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

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Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Maler: Tizian Stecher: Bolt, Johann Friedrich Verlag: Schumann, Gebr. Verlagsort: Zwickau

Giovanni Boccaccio - Mariamne from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 99v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Mariamne from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 99v, illuminate...

Detail of a miniature of Mariamne, the wife of Herod the Great, being slain with an axe. Image taken from f. 99v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Hippolytus and Phaedra from BL Harley 1766, f. 39, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Hippolytus and Phaedra from BL Harley 1766, f. 39...

Detail of miniatures of Hippolytus and his chariot sinking in water, and Phaedra falling on her sword. Image taken from f. 39 of The Fall of Princes (index De casibus virorum et feminarum illustrium), abridged.... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Arachne weaving from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 30v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Arachne weaving from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 30v, ill...

Detail of a miniature of Arachne weaving on a band loom, holding a sword beater, used to tamp down row of weft after it goes across the warp. Image taken from f. 30v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mu... More

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 13 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Detail from BL Eg 1865, f. 13 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Detail of miniature. Image taken from f. 13 of Genealogia deorum gentilium. Written in Latin. The Egerton Manuscript Collection is named after its founder, Sir Thomas Egerton (1540-1617), 1st Viscount Brackley... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Engeldruda from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 122, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Engeldruda from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 122, illumina...

Detail of a miniature of Engeldruda being given in marriage to Guido by Emperor Otho. Image taken from f. 122 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées). ... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Boccaccio from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Boccaccio from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v, illuminate...

Detail of a miniature composed of four compartments of Boccaccio presenting the book to Andrea Acciaiuoli and a group of women. Image taken from f. 3v of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation ... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Bocaccio from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Bocaccio from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 3v, illuminated...

Miniature composed of four compartments: 1. Boccaccio reading a book; 2. Boccaccio presenting the book to Andrea Acciaiuoli and a group of women; 3. A messenger presenting a letter to a lady; 4. A queen with fo... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Athaliah from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 62, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Athaliah from BL Royal 16 G V, f. 62, illuminated...

Detail of a miniature of Athaliah ordering the slaughter of the princes of Judah, with her death by stoning behind. Image taken from f. 62 of De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (Le livre de... More

Children of Artaxerxes from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 171v

Children of Artaxerxes from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 171v

Detail of a miniature of the death of children of Artaxerxes, at the beginning of chapter 19 of book 3. Image taken from f. 171v of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des no... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Burning of Templars from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 492v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Burning of Templars from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 492v...

Miniature of the burning of Templars, with a partial border, at the beginning of chapter 16 of book 9. Image taken from f. 492v of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nob... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Arthur from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 439v, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Death of Arthur from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 439v, il...

Detail of a miniature of the death of Arthur, at the beginning of chapter 14 of book 8. Image taken from f. 439v of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et f... More

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Public domain photo of man portrait art print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Public domain scan of art print, portrait, Italy, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Public domain portrait engraving

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de Public domain scan of Italian 17th-century print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Giovanni Boccaccio - Detail from BL Harley 1766, f. 76, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Detail from BL Harley 1766, f. 76, illuminated ma...

Miniature of Euridyce and Orpheus with his harp. Image taken from f. 76 of The Fall of Princes (index De casibus virorum et feminarum illustrium), abridged. Written in English. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refer... More

Giovanni Boccaccio - Boccaccio from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 5, illuminated manuscript

Giovanni Boccaccio - Boccaccio from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 5, illuminated...

Detail of a frontispiece in four panels, of Boccaccio reading a book, Boccaccio presenting the book to Andrea Acciaiuoli, countess of Altavilla, a messenger presenting a letter to Semiramis, and a queen with fo... More

Priam and his son Polites being killed before the altar from BL Royal 20 C IV, f. 30

Priam and his son Polites being killed before the altar from BL Royal ...

Detail of a miniature of Priam and his son Polites being killed before the altar. Image taken from f. 30 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et femmes). ... More

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