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[North Reading Room, west wall. Mural by Ezra Winter illustrating the characters in the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.] According to t ... show more

[North Reading Room, west wall. Mural by Ezra Winter illustrating the characters in the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.]
1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, color.
According to the inscription, this mural on the west wall shows (left to right): "The Miller, in the lead, piping the band out of Southwark; the Host of Tabard Inn; the Knight, followed by his son, the young Squire, on a white palfrey; a Yeoman; the Doctor of Physic; Chaucer, riding with his back to the observer, as he talks to the Lawyer; the Clerk of Oxenford, reading his beloved classics; the Manciple; the Sailor; the Prioress; the Nun; and three priests." (Source: On These Walls by John Y. Cole. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1995, p. 79).
  • Title devised by Library staff.
  • Forms part of the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
  • Highsmith (Carol M.) Archive
  • Library of Congress John Adams Building (Washington, D.C.)--2000-2010.
  • Digital photographs--Color--2000-2010.
Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer
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