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        Inn Yard of the Talbot Inn, Southwark, 1810

        Shepherd, George Sidney (1784-1862). English. Medium: pencil on paper. Date: 1810. The name Talbot is a corruption of tabard; It is as The Tabard that the inn is most famous, being that belonging to Harry Bailey, the host in Geoffrey Chaucer's (c.1343-1400) 'The Canterbury Tales'; The inn, established in 1307, stood on the east side of Borough High Street; It was destroyed by fire in 1669 but immediately rebuilt and renamed The Talbot; The inn was demolished in 1873; Provenance: Private Collection.


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