History and Romance: Works by Howard Pyle from the Brokaw Family Collection



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The companion catalogue to the exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum in 1998.

This book illustrates the entire collection of 68 oil paintings and 66 watercolors and drawings by Howard Pyle.

This catalogue has two essays in addition to the artwork: "Howard Pyle - A Life in Illustration" and "How and Why We Collected" both by Howard Pyle Brokaw, grandson of Howard Pyle.

Howard Pyle (1853-1911) was one of America’s most popular illustrators and storytellers of adventure, chivalry, romance and piracy at the end of the 19th century. His illustrations appeared in magazines like Harper’s Monthly, St. Nicholas, and Scribner’s Magazine, gaining him both national and international exposure. The broad appeal of his imagery made him a celebrity in his lifetime.

In 1901, he founded a school of illustration. Some of his more notable students were N. C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Harvey Dunn, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green, Jessie Willcox Smith.


Howard Pyle

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine



Publishing Information

Chadds Ford, PA
Brandywine River Museum

Physical Description

11.5 inches
9.25 inches
136 pages
36 color illustrations, most full-page, and 100 black & white illustrations, many full-page

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