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Pic of the Week: Canterbury Tales

North Reading Room, east wall. Detail of mural by Ezra Winter illustrating the characters in the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Carol Highsmith Archive.

In this week’s edition of Pic of the Week, I wanted to bring attention to the murals by Ezra Winter that most visitors no longer see in the north reading room space now used for offices.  These murals have some really wonderful colors and are dedicated to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

This picture is a detail that includes the Merchant, the Friar, the Monk, the Franklin, the Wife of Bath, the Parson, and the Ploughman.

One Comment

  1. gilagirl
    June 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I had a wallpaper mural in the 1960’s that copied this. Worked all summer to buy the wallpaper

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