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Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1874,1212.186

  • Title (object)

    • Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims
  • Description

    Frontispiece from "The Prologue and Characters of Chaucer's Pilgrims, selected from his Canterbury Tales" (London, 1812); townscape with a group of men and women, mostly on horseback: characters from "The Canterbury Tales". 1811 Engraving and etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1811
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 131 millimetres
    • Width: 80 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: "WBlake/inv & sc/Publish'd Decr.26 1811 by Newberry St Pauls Ch: Yard".
  • Curator's comments

    This illustration was produced to advertise a larger print by Blake (see 1856,0209.326); it was made as the frontispiece to a pamphlet illustrating this work (this impression now mounted as a single sheet). The design on the illustration is a detail from the larger print. Two letterpress advertisements for the larger print are at location 1.c.6 (1894,0612.37-38).

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  • Bibliography

    • Bindman 1978 478a bibliographic details
    • Easson & Essick 1972-79 IX(1) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: The Canterbury Tales
    • Associated Title: The Prologue and Characters of Chaucer's Pilgrims, selected from his Canterbury Tales
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1874

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1874,1212.186

Frontispiece from "The Prologue and Characters of Chaucer's Pilgrims, selected from his Canterbury Tales" (London, 1812); townscape with a group of men and women, mostly on horseback: characters from "The Canterbury Tales".  1811  Engraving and etching

Frontispiece from "The Prologue and Characters of Chaucer's Pilgrims, selected from his Canterbury Tales" (London, 1812); townscape with a group of men and women, mostly on horseback: characters from "The Canterbury Tales". 1811 Engraving and etching

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