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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Benedetto Pastorini, Italian, ca.1746–after 1803, Italian
and after John Francis Rigaud, 1742–1810, French, active in Britain (from 1771)
Published by Torre & Co., active 1753–1776, Italian, active in Paris and London
Title:

Gualtherus and Griselda

Additional Title(s):

Gualtieri and Griselda

Gualtieri and Grizzel

Date:
1784
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on medium, mdoerately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped to plate): 12 1/4 x 9 5/16 inches (31.1 x 23.7 cm) and Image (oval): 10 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches (26.4 x 21.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower right: ". (s-shaped mark)"; in graphite, on back, lower right: "Pastorini sculpt | letter proof | Pastorini (erased) | JW"

Lettered in orange ink, along lower center outline of oval image: "Bartolozzi direxit."; lower center: "GUALTHERUS and GRISELDA. | Publish'd as the Act directs Decr. 1st. 1784 by Torre & Co. No. 28. Hay Market."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.678
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barn | collar | costume | dog (animal) | dress | feathers | folklore | gazing | gesture | hat | hay | horses (animals) | jewelry | kneeling | lace | literary theme | men | obedience | oval | patience | portrait | stable | sword | The Decameron (Boccaccio) | woman
Associated People:
Griselda
Gualtherus
Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313-1375), author and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40916
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