“The Kelmscott Chaucer was printed in two columns on handmade paper with specially designed large gothic type in red and black, with 87 woodcut illustrations. Results 1 – 30 of 91 The Kelmscott Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at by Geoffrey ChaucerThe Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, which took four years to complete, was a masterpiece of book design and is acknowledged widely as the .

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Pencil studies on Sunday afternoon Finished Burne-Jones pencil drawing The two friends would work together on Sundays. Ideas for illustrations gradually increased as did the time taken to produce them. The original pencil drawings are now in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge along with sketch books for the project, which show much effort was spent getting jelmscott images right.

Woodcuts for printing on a hand press Printed woodcut with William Morris border The process of taking origination onto a final woodcut for the press included two photographic steps.


Catterson- Smith for all but two, worked on a photograpic print of the origination to produce a chajcer.

Excellence in design and print A lifetime of artistic endeavour The Kelmscott Press marked the final great adventure of William Morris into the creative arts. Of the sixty-six books produced between and by far the grandest was the Kelmscott Chaucer.

This took four years in the making and over a year to print. Edward Burne- Jones produced eighty-seven illustrations and oversaw the complex work to produce the final woodcuts for the press. From orginal to fine art hcaucer.

The Kelmscott Chaucer

Purchase Fine Art Prints. He was certainly multimedia and as well as paintings his creativity included designs for tiles, stained glass, murals and tapestries as well as cartoons and book illustrations and even a new a grand piano. William Morris Poet, architect, designer and political activist William Morris was from a wealthy family in Walthamstow and studied at Marlborough before going to Chaufer and then London.


He became a well- known poet, social reformer, designer and leader of the Chuacer and Crafts Movement.

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His company worked with other artists to produce a wide range of items; from furniture to stained glass and tapestries and a renowned range of wallpapers and fabrics. Fine art prints produced by us.

Come walk with us…. Discover more about the life and times of Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Tours commence at Why not arrive early and head for lunch at the amazing Edwardian Tea Roomscyaucer afternoon tea at the end – what a day out! Amazing day out in Birmingham for anyone interested in pre-Raphaelite art.

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