Category Archives: Exhibitions

Pre-Raphaelite exhibition in Washington, D.C.

In the exhibition “Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (17 February–19 May 2013), there were two copies of the Chaucer on display, both from the Library of Congress: the Bishop–Rosenwald vellum copy (Census … Continue reading

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Exhibition: University of Maryland

Special Collections at the University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, currently has an exhibition entitled “How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris,” in which Maryland’s copy of the Chaucer is prominently displayed. The exhibition can be seen in the … Continue reading

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Exhibition: “Treasures of the British Library”

The vellum copy of the Chaucer once owned by Emery Walker (Census 1.1) is currently on display in the exhibition “Treasures of the British Library,” the Sir John Riblat Gallery, the British Library. This copy was nearly destroyed by German bombs during … Continue reading

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Exhibition: “Making History: Antiquaries in Britain”

“Making History: Antiquaries in Britain,” an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art (2 February–27 May 2012), includes three of the Yale copies of the Kelmscott Chaucer (Census nos. 1.15, 2.279, 2.280), a proof sheet (YCBA), and stamping tools used for … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Boston University, 1954

Mark Samuels Lasner has sent us a copy of a four-page leaflet describing “An Exhibition of the Work of William Morris on Loan from the Library of Miss Margaret Fish | Boston University College of Liberal Arts | Chenery Library … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Two Temple Place, London

The copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer owned by the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow (Census 2.27), is now on display in an exhibition entitled “William Morris: Story, Memory, Myth” at Two Temple Place, London, 28 October 2011–29 January 2012. This is the inaugural show at Two … Continue reading

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Preliminary notes: Cantor Center for Visual Arts

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University has a copy of the Chaucer, probably in a Doves binding. It was originally purchased in 1897 by Mary Burt Brittan, who gave it to her nephew, … Continue reading

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