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Layout plans for The Prioress's Tale and The Monk's Tale
Layout plans for the end of the Canterbury Tales
Kelmscott Chaucer


Draughtsman: Burne-Jones, Edward




Recto, two empty borders. Verso, one empty border.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1922-04) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Layout plans for Kelmscott Chaucer.

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Leaf Size Height 323 mm Width 202 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 2nd / prioresses tale / Virgin putting / seed on little / boys lips in churchyard; / Sir Thopas none
  • Location: Recto, throughout
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Location: Verso, throughout
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1079/2.7
Primary reference Number: 86317
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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