Geoffrey Chaucer reading the "Legend of Custance" to Edward III and his court

Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893)


Oil on canvas

123.2 x 99.1 cm.

Tate Gallery

Accession no. NO2063 (purchased 1906)

Source: Art UK

This is a replica of a much larger original exhibited in 1851, which now hangs in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. [Commentary continues below.]

Commentary and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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