Ron Embleton (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
7" x 6" (180mm x 150mm)Date:
1965This is the unique original Watercolour painting by Ron Embleton.
One of a series of illustrations painted for 'The Valiant Book of Pirates' in 1967. This illustrates the famous pirate Captain Kidd, the famous Scottish pirate-captain, William Kidd (1650-1701). Here he is seen conspiring to bury the long lost missing treasure still believed to be buried on an island off the American coast.
Originally Kidd, a clergyman's son, was sent to the Indian Ocean in 1696 with a privateer's commission to seize pirates or enemy vessels there. His crew are supposed to have persuaded him to join the Madagascan pirates. who is reputed to have buried more treasure than any other pirate captain.
Original artwork for illustration on p28 of Look and Learn issue no 165 (13 March 1965). Professionally matted ready for framing.