Artist Jacob Houbraken, Dutch, 1698-1780
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
Date 1741
Medium engraving and etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 14 7/8 × 9 3/8 inches (37.8 × 23.8 cm)
Sheet: 21 5/8 × 14 5/8 inches (54.9 × 37.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S620
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in plate below image, lower right: J. Houbraken sculps. Amst. 1741.
Marks Watermark, lower left edge of sheet: [initials]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, upper center of image: GEOFFREY CHAUCER
Inscribed, below image, lower left center: In the Collection of Sir Hans Sloane Bart.
Inscribed, lower right: Impensis I. & P. Knapton Londini 1742.
January 1885, (Wunderlich & Co., New York, New York, USA).
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)