Description

    HOWARD PYLE (American, 1853-1911)
    Squire, Men of Iron book illustration, 1892
    Oil on canvas board
    10.5 x 8 in.
    Signed lower right
    This illustration appeared in Howard Pyle's book, Men of Iron, Harper and Brothers, 1892.

    Caption: "'Belike thou sought to take this lad's life,' said Sir James."

    This piece is reproduced as figure MBP11678 on page 505 of Volume II of Howard Pyle His Life -- His Work by Paul Preston Davis, Oak Knoll Press, 2004.

    "While in training at the castle of the Earl of Macksworth, 16-year-old Myles Falworth discovers that his blind father has been condemned for treason. Now Myles must decide whether or not to risk battle -- and certain death -- to restore his family's honor."


    Condition Report*:

    This piece is framed to an overall size of 19.5 x 17 in. Some faint areas of craquelure in lower region, otherwise this lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age.


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