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Pyle illustrates the division of pirate spoils: “A lonely island; a long strip of coral sand with combing breakers bursting upon it; a shining mass of treasure...a circle of hungry-eyed, wolfish, unshaven partly clad figures gathered about in the sunlight; the pirate chief standing over the booty - counting, adding, subtracting, parceling.”

Details

  • Title: So the Treasure Was Divided
  • Date: 1905/1905
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Pyle (LRC)
  • Physical Dimensions: w29.5 x h19.5 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$0040:4769
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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