Vintage Life Magazine's Pirates by NC Wyeth Cover
A stunning gift, this Life Magazine cover from 1921 is titled "Stand and Deliver" -- illustrated by famed N.C. Wyeth. The cover portrays a band if pirates, swords up toward the flag bearing a skull and crossbones. Arrgh! This is a great gift for a pirate fan!
About Wyeth's Pirates
The Stand and Deliver original oil on Canvas was sold recently for $2,032,000, the first painting for the artist that broke the $1 million barrier at auction. This image of pirates was on the cover of Life Magazine's September 1921 issue. Wyeth was known to paint many pirates, which he also painted for other magazines and in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. This pirate illustration is among his most dramatic. The original Stand and Deliver painting was estimated to sell between $1 and $1.5 million in the recent Sotheby's auction, but sold for more -- purchased by an anonymous buyer for $2,032,000.
About NC Wyeth
At 21 years old, N.C. Wyeth created his first illustration for the Post in 1903. By 1911, he got his first book commission for Treasure Island. Thus his illustrious career included valiant and heroic character illustrations for 4,000 magazines and books. In addition to pirate illustrations, NC Wyeth's art included American Westerns, knights, boy's adventure books, and other classics.
Talk like a Pirate
International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a fun holiday that started in 1995 -- this "new" pirate holiday is celebrated on September 19 each year. What do you do on Talk Like A Pirate Day? Everyone in the world should talk like a pirate! Instead of saying, "Hello," you should greet people with, "Ahoy, matey!"
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