Pictures from Chaucer.

Author / Editor
Dent, Anthony

Pictures from Chaucer.

History Today 19 (1960): 542-53.

Compares and contrasts details of the illustrative portraits of the Canterbury pilgrims--illuminations from the Ellesmere manuscript and woodcuts from Richard Pynson's edition of 1491/92, here inaccurately called the "first printed edition." Comments on ten pairs of illustrations, focusing on how features of the horses, their riders, and their equipage "record a social and technical revolution in the sphere of riding" between the times of Henry IV and Henry VII.

Chaucer Subjects
Canterbury Tales--General
Manuscripts and Textual Studies
Facsimiles, Editions, and Translations