Drypoint etching, proof, very rare. Plate 108 x 82mm. 4¼ x 3¼".
Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400), the Father of English Literature, and considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Aside from an active life as an author, philosopher, alchemist, astronomer, and the composition of a scientific treatise on the astrolabe, he also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.
For another portrait of Chaucer from the same source image see ref. 24004.
[Ref: 24855] £180.00