Old Erotic Print-THE DECAMERON-LOVE-NUDE-BED-COUPLE-Boccaccio-Zabel-1924

Price: € 44,50

Subject: This print shows an erotic scene of a young man and a young woman in a canopy bed, partially naked.
Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and light staining. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Colour offset print on a vellin type paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 20 x 25.5 cm. The image size is ca. 13 x 18 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 7.9 x 10 inch. The image size is ca. 5.1 x 7.1 inch.
Part Number: 20673
Location: A3-25
Description: This print originates from an edition of 'Decameron' by Giovanni Boccaccio, published in 1924 by Neufeld & Henius in Berlin. The Decameron (Italian: Il Decameron, cognominato Prencipe Galeotto) is a 14th-century medieval allegory by Giovanni Boccaccio, told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by ten young people. The bawdy tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary import, it documents life in 14th-century Italy.

Artists and Engravers: Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend, student, and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist. He is the author of a number of notable works including the Decameron, On Famous Women, and his poetry in the Italian vernacular. Boccaccio is particularly notable for his dialogue, of which it has been said that it surpasses in verisimilitude that of virtually all of his contemporaries, since they were medieval writers and often followed formulaic models for character and plot. The maker of these prints is Lucian Zabel (1893-1936).