Chanticleer

Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Nun’s Priest’s Tale

A series of 10 hand coloured drypoint etchings

Chanticleer from Chaucer’s The Nun’s Priests Tale

Very funny that Chaucer wrote this wonderful tale which highlights male vanity, pride and masculinity in the character of Chanticleer the Cockerel more than 500 years ago. Plus Ca change! He paints the female characters of the story in a better light, as wise, pragmatic, reliable or brave. I think it shows he was a feminist and certainly a magnificent storyteller.