Isabella and the Pot of Basil1897
Alexander experimented with decorative and decadent themes, often employing the slender, sinuous lines of the Art Nouveau style. Isabella, or The Pot of Basil was a poem written in 1820 by the English poet John Keats, who borrowed his narrative from the Italian Renaissance poet Giovanni Boccaccio. Isabella was a Florentine merchant’s beautiful daughter whose ambitious brothers disapproved of her romance with the handsome but humbly born Lorenzo, their father’s business manager. Read more...
- 192.09 x 91.76 cm (75 5/8 x 36 1/8 in.)
- Oil on canvas
- Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston
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