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

The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti (second episode)

c. 1483
Tempera on panel, 82 x 138 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

In the second episode the woman has fallen, bitten by the dogs, wounded by the sword. The knight dismounts, cuts open her back and rips out her heart to feed it to his dogs. The woman gets to her feet and starts running again, the horse and dogs start the chase again. Degli Onesti realizes that he has witnessed a phantom hunt, a curse.