Artist: John William Waterhouse
Tale from the Decameron (1916) is an oil painting by John William Waterhouse. Giovanni Boccaccio wrote The Decameron between the years 1348-53. The work is regarded as his masterpiece, and, stylistically, it is the most perfect example of Italian classical prose, and its influence on Renaissance literature throughout Europe was enormous. The painting (102 × 159 cm) is located in the collection of the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom.