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Decameron X.7: How Liza Loved the King, by Edmund Blair Leighton, 1890

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Decameron X.7: How Liza Loved the King, by Edmund Blair Leighton, 1890.

In Boccaccio's Decameron X.7, Lisa is the daughter of the apothecary Bernando Puccini. Lisa saw King Pietro of Aragon from a distance and fell in love with him, becoming deathly ill as a consequence. The tale was retold in the 19th century by George Eliot (1869) and Charles Algernon Swinburne, among others.

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How Liza Loved the King: Edmund Blair Leighton|Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Burnley, Lancashire via WikiMedia Commons

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