Blackbeard Buccaneer
FES Title: Blackbeard cover
Alternate Titles: Over the Rail
Date: 12/29/1921
Size: 36″H x 30″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Paine, Ralph D. “Blackbeard the Buccaneer.” The American Boy, March 1922: cover.
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Paine, Ralph D. “Blackbeard the Buccaneer.” The American Boy, April 1922: 7.

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Paine, Ralph D. Blackbeard Buccaneer. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1922: cover.
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Cordingly, David, ed. Pirates: Terror on the High Seas from the Caribbean to the South China Sea. Atlanta: Turner Publishing Inc., 1996: 14.
caption: In literary form pirates attained a certain aura of glamour and romance. This cover illustration of Blackbeard was produced by Frank Schoonover, a former pupil of Howard Pyle, to illustrate an article entitled “Blackbeard the Buccaneer” in American Boy magazine in March 1922. Blackbeard is one of the few pirates of history whose appearance and dramatic life and death match up to the piratical heroes and villains depicted by writers and directors.

Peltier, Melissa Jo, Jim Milo, Patrick Tull, and MPH Entertainment. Blackbeard’s Reign of Terror. Sea Tales. New York: A & E Home Video, 1997.

History Channel, Arts and Entertainment Network, New Video Group, and A & E Home Video. The Real Robinson Crusoe. In Search of History. New York: A & E Home Video, 1998.

Inscription: ll: F.E. Schoonover / ’20
Comments: index; edit 11/06; information requested in: Antiques and the Arts Weekly11 Feb. 2005: 40.
Commentary: There is an unauthenticated copy of this painting in circulation.
Provenance: Not known