Troilus and Criseyde are shown on either side of a hexagonal table; there are plates of fruit and a flagon of drink. There is grass on the floor, suggesting a courtyard. This [...]Troilus and Criseyde. I have left the outer border but coloured it grey rather than black. [more...] [$]
From book two of Troilus and Criseyde, a 14th century poem written by Geoffrey Chaucer and here illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones and published in 1896 by William Morris. The picture shows Troilus, a Trojan prince, meeting with Criseyde, in a medieval bedroom. In the background [...] [more...] [$]
A man and a woman stand together in a bedroom; one kisses the cheek of the other. They are dressed in medieval costume. Although Troilus and Criseyde is set in ancient Greece, Chaucer was writing in the 14th century, and William Morris and Edward [...] [more...] [$]
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