Portrait of Chaucer in Fogg Museum.
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To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
Permit me to call the attention of your readers to the fact that there is now on exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum the so-called Fairfax Murray (or Seddon) portrait of Chaucer, which, next to the illumination by this disciple Occleve in a manuscript of the early fifteenth century, is probably the best likeness of the poet in existence. Alongside it in the Museum has been placed a book describing all extant portraits of Chaucer, with a photographic reproduction of each.
The portrait has been kindly loaned for the exhibition by Professor Norton, its present owner, and will remain on public view about a fortnight. So favorable an opportunity of examining it with ease no student who is interested in Chaueer should neglect.