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Pirates, patriots and paladins: The lush visions of a master illustrator

Johnny Depp owes thanks to Howard Pyle, the 19th-century artist who created the image of the swashbuckling pirate

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    "Away they rode with clashing hoofs and ringing armor"

    From "Otto of the Silver Hand," written and illustrated by Howard Pyle, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1888.

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    "The Coming of Lancaster"

    From "The Scabbard" by James Branch Cabell, Harper's Monthly Magazine, May 1908.

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    "The Flying Dutchman"

    From "The Flying Dutchman," Collier's Weekly, Dec. 8, 1900.

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    "The Buccaneer Was a Picturesque Fellow"

    From "The Fate of a Treasure Town" by Howard Pyle, Harper's Monthly Magazine, December 1905.

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    "We Started to Run back to the Raft for Our Lives"

    From "Sinbad on Burrator" by Arthur T. Quiller-Couch, Scribner's Magazine, August 1902.

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    "Marooned," 1909

    (Not produced for a publication)

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    "An Attack on a Galleon"

    From "The Fate of a Treasure Town" by Howard Pyle, Harper's Monthly Magazine, December 1905.

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    "The Mermaid," 1910

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    "Jefferson signing the Declaration"

    From "The Story of the Revolution" by Henry Cabot Lodge, Scribner's Magazine, March 1898; reproduced in "The Story of the Revolution" by Henry Cabot Lodge, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898.

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    "The Rush from the New York Stock Exchange on September 18, 1873"

    From "A History of the Last Quarter Century" by E. Benjamin Andrews, Scribner's Magazine, July 1895.

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    Howard Pyle at his studio easel. Taken by C.P.M. Rumford, 1898.

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