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Canterbury Tales

Inside Morley College cafe and restaurant there are 3 paintings about Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The below shows pictures from a painting made in 1963, oil on wood panel, by Edward Bawden (1903-1989). It features The Tale of Sir Topaz, The Clerk’s Tale and The Pardoner’s Tale.

This second painting, also by Edward Bawden, features The Wife of Bath’s Tale and The Nun’s Priest’s Tale.

The third painting is by Justin Todd (b.1922). It was made in 1961, oil on wood panel. It features The Reeve’s Tale, The Merchant’s Tale and The Miller’s Tale.


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