N.C. Wyeth in his studio with a cowboy model (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
N.C. Wyeth: Book cover for The White Company (Photo credit: deflam)
Playing with images of RA (and specifically Guy) as a pirate reminded me of the wonderful pictures created by artist/illustrator N.C. Wyeth. An American artist who worked in the first half of the 20th century, Wyeth illustrated many, many classic tales from British and American literature–stories with brave knights, fair ladies, fierce dragons, bloodthirsty pirates and great ships with billowing sails–and chronicled the American West of yesteryear.
Wyeth’s son, Andrew and his grandson, Jamie, carried on the artistic heritage passed down to them. I don’t know if Richard is familiar with Wyeth’s work, but I can imagine him pouring over the artist’s vivid and detailed illustrations with pleasure as he read a favorite adventure tale . . .
I can imagine a young Richard Armitage daydreaming about the great adventures in the story books he loved–including that of a brave warrior dwarf . . .