- Thomas Stothard 1755–1834
- Part of
- Studies for ‘The Pilgrimage to Canterbury’ (N01163). A00868-A00877 studies of groups, figures, heads etc.
- Ink on paper
- Support: 114 x 190 mm
- Presented by Henry Vaughan 1891
Not on display
Stothard chose to break up his long composition of the Canterbury Pilgrims into five groups. Each is dominated by a prominent figure in Chaucer’s text: the Host, the Squire, Chaucer, the Wife of Bath, and the Cook.
In these sketches Stothard tries out studies for the Squire, and also experiments with the whole composition and the key to the characters.
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