Geoffrey Chaucer as a pilgrim in Canterbury Tales, from the Ellesmere Manuscript
Medieval
Geoffrey Chaucer as pilgrim in Canterbury Tales, Ellesmere Manuscript
Geoffrey Chaucer as a pilgrim in Canterbury Tales, from the Ellesmere Manuscript; 14th Century. Color manuscript illumination.



"Chaucer and horse on a grassy plot, in a niche in the border decoration by the second artist, with discrepancy between the large bust of Chaucer and the smaller legs and horse; opening initial painted to the right of the preparatory pen outline; faded." (Berkeley, University of California, The Bancroft Library, call number, EL 26 C 9. http://www.digital-scriptorium.org)



Of Interest (Outstanding!): http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/canterbury.htm



Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343 – 1400) "… known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey ... best known today for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer is a crucial figure in developing the legitimacy of the vernacular, Middle English, at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin."

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Chaucer