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

The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti (third episode)

c. 1483
Tempera on panel, 83 x 142 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

In the third episode a picnic is depicted; there are nothing but phantoms, and we again witness the ghostly young woman's atrocious murder under the thrusts and blows of her ghostly lover's sword before the panic-stricken participants of the picnic.