Death Francesca de RiminiPaolo Malatesta 11"x14" real canvas print

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  • Sold Date: Jan 14, 2013
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Death Francesca de RiminiPaolo Malatesta 11"x14" real canvas print

ON ARTIST CANVAS. Giovanni Malatesta, named Giangiotto, was the eldest son of Sigismondo I, lord of Gradara. He was described as ugly and lame. In 1275 he married Francesca da Polenta, the daughter of Guido, the Lord of Ravenna of guelphs' side. Giangiotto was Podest? in the town of Pesaro and as he could not bring his family with him (because of a law of the time), he left his wife Francesca and his daughter Concordia in the castle of Gradara. Then, Paolo, his brother became a frequent caller at the castle: The story of the two lovers is made well-known by Dante in the V chant of the Inferno. But Giangiotto happened to know it, maybe from his brother Malatestino: Then he pretended to leave but soon came back to the castle where he caught his wife and his brother alone in Francesca's bedroom ... Giangiotto rushed upon his brother to kill him but Francesca sheltered him with her body and was killed at his place. Paolo followed her soon afterwards. Thus Giangiotto's vegeance was accomplished. It was the year 1289.


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This canvas print is designed to fit into a standard 11 x 14" frame, or larger frame with 11" x 14" mat.

11" x 14" (28 cm x 35.6 cm) STANDARD item size.

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