Illustration Daily – Day 108: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Howard Pyle‘s “Robin Hood” or if you prefer the more wordy full title: “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire“, was based on scattered poems and folktales and quickly became the epitome of the Robin Hood story. Pyle was not just a writer, but also an accomplished illustrator (sometimes called the ‘Father of American Illustration‘), and instructor. Among Pyle’s pupils were the artists N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parish.

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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board

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