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Characters from Canterbury Tales

1998.672 (RS22273)

Description

Etching of the characters that make up Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. At the front of the pilgrimage, the miller leads while playing the bagpipes. Behind him the host is talking to several men. The nineteenth person in the etching is Chaucer who regards the viewers. Each character is numbered below. The wife of Bath, pardoner, monk and friar are followed by the artisans. Frame: 3 1/4 in.

Details

Maker
Stothard, Thomas (Printer)
Schiavonetti, Lewis (Etcher)
Heath, James (Engraver)
Farmhouse Framers (Framer)
Date
ca. 1820
Inscriptions
Printed beneath print: ""Printed by Thomas Stothard Esq. R.A./ Etched by Lewis Schiavonett, V.A. and Finished by James Heath, A.R.A. Historical Engraver to His Majesty, and to H.R.H. the Prince Regent,...""--see worksheet for further inscription.
Location of origin
England; Newcastle, ME, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
Etched
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
Literature
paper (fiber product)
Print
prints (visual works)
Unidentified Paper
People and organizations
Chaucer
Dimensions
19 x 43.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.672
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
19819

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