[BOCCACIO, Giovanni]. ~ Copper plate for an erotic illustration to the Decameron. [France or Belgium, late-eighteenth, or early-nineteenth century]
Copper plate (120 × 75 mm, engraved surface 101 × 60 mm). Verso blackened (commensurate with use).
An engraved copper plate depicting nuns for an edition of the Decameron after the famous edition illustrated by Gravelot, Boucher et al. (’Londres’, 1757-61). The work was several times reprinted in the eighteenth century and later (Cohen cites editions of 1779, 1791) sometimes with plates reduced to duodecimo format, as here.
cf. Cohen-de Ricci 159; Dutel A-248;