[A naked washing herself with a sponge, aided by a dark-skinned slave girl, a scene from Giovanni Boccaccio's 'Decameron']
[London: Navarre Society, c.1900.]
Aquatint on steel. 175 x 140mm (6¾ x 5½").
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio is a medieval allegory told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by ten young people, writen 1350-3. This plate was one of 15 aquatints published for a fine private-press edition which first appeared in the late 1890s as an imprint of the Navarre Society, which specialized in publishing classical literature and erotica. Perhaps not issued.
[Ref: 31373] £60.00