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The Enchanter Merlin and Illustrated Initial T with Heading

Howard Pyle1902/1902

Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum

Pyle's retelling of the British medieval adventures of King Arthur and his knights invited middle-class American boys to aspire to manly virtues.

The heavy black lines give the illustrations the appearance of mediaeval prints.

In the Arthurian legends, Merlin was the King's advisor as well as a magician and prophet.

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  • Title: The Enchanter Merlin and Illustrated Initial T with Heading
  • Date: 1902/1902
  • Physical Dimensions: w8.75 x h12 in (Complete)
  • Illustrator: Howard Pyle
  • Illustration Citation: The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, by Howard Pyle, in St. Nicholas, November 1902; reproduced in The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, written and illustrated by Howard Pyle (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903)
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1912
  • Provenance: Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
  • Type: Drawings
  • 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$0040:8847
  • Medium: Ink on illustration board

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