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Geoffrey Chaucer, 1741

  • Jacob Houbraken, Dutch, 1698-1780

Engraving and etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • 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)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps


Signed and dated, in plate below image, lower right: J. Houbraken sculps. Amst. 1741.

Watermark, lower left edge of sheet: [initials]

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)

Jacob Houbraken, Geoffrey Chaucer, 1741, engraving and etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S620.