(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)

The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti (first episode)

c. 1483
Tempera on panel, 83 x 138 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

The first episode depicts Degli Onesti, an honest young man, strolling through the forest, terribly distressed because his fiancé had refused to marry him. He sees a nude woman appear before him, pursued by a pack of dogs, followed by a knight in armor.