Geoffrey Chaucer

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Geoffrey Chaucer, after Unknown artist, (after 1400) - NPG 532 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Geoffrey Chaucer

after Unknown artist
oil on panel, (after 1400)
12 in. x 10 3/4 in. (305 mm x 273 mm)
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
Primary Collection
NPG 532


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This small portrait may have been produced as part of a series for a library in the years when Chaucer's reputation was growing. It appears to derive, like all other portraits of Chaucer, from an illustration in an early fifteenth-century manuscript, Hoccleve's De Regimine Principum.

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