Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Goble's Chaucer

These are the remaining illustrations of Warwick Goble that I've been posting for the beautiful 1912 edition of The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.

Cleopatra's Galley at the Battle of Actium


Aeneas and Achates Meeting Venus

Criseyde Leaving Troy

'There I Could See Winged Wonders Fly'

Criseyde and Her Maidens Listening to a Reading

Alceste and the God of Love


Li-An said...

Some are great (the ship) but the figures are weaker I think.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

I think it's as one of our astute commenters commented, that it's the sum of the parts that makes the whole of Goble interesting.

Li-An said...

You may be right :-)

Larry MacDougall said...

I bet he's working pretty small too. Those ink lines are looking rather wide in places.
Still - really nice - beautiful colour and atmosphere.

Saahabi said...

Thank you so much for these wonderful Chaucer pics. Been searching the web for years to find these complete and in large format! Thanks Faery much!!!
You don't by any change have the Goble Pentamerone pics up your sleeve :-)? I've got the other Goble titles downloaded from Archive.org, you're more than welcome to have a copy in case of being tied up in deadlines, so you can keep on posting on your blog...
Just send an email :-)
Thanks again!

Larry said...

Stunning. The best set of Gobles I've seen. Thank you for posting these.