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An illustration depicting the old husband and his young bride from Chaucer's 'The Merchant's Tale...

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KW1073690
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An illustration depicting the old husband and his young bride from Chaucer's 'The Merchant's Tale, aka January and May, 1782 (colour litho)
Artist
Gaugain, Thomas (1756–1812) / French
Photographer
Ken Welsh
Location
Private Collection
Medium
colour lithograph
Date
1782 AD (C18th AD)
Description

The keys refer to a key which May gave to her secret lover. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs, published 1909.

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