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Pyle's story captures the dangers of piracy in waters around the Spanish colonial ports of Central and South America in the seventeenth century, when ships carrying the wealth of Central and South America to the Spanish crown were often attacked by pirates who later divided the riches among themselves.

Details

  • Title: An Attack on a Galleon
  • Date: 1905/1905
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Pyle (LLC)
  • Physical Dimensions: w19.5 x h29.5 in (Complete)
  • Illustrator: Howard Pyle
  • Illustration Citation: The Fate of a Treasure Town, by Howard Pyle, in Harper's Monthly Magazine, December 1905
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1912
  • Provenance: Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
  • External Link: http://emuseum.delart.org:8080/emuseum/view/objects/asitem/items$0040:1721
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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