Robin Hood (1917)
Illustrated by Newell Convers (N C) Wyeth
On the left, we show detail from the illustrated cover for
Robin Hood (1917) - as illustrated by Wyeth and
published by David McKay (Philadelphia).
To the right, we show the illustrated
Title Page prepared by Wyeth.
Robin Hood (1917) was based on the classic medieval tale of Robin Hood, his band of followers and their adventures whilst
opposing the new Norman authorities - as represented by the Sheriff of Nottingham and his supporters.
For his illustrated version of this tale, Wyeth produced a wonderful suite of illustrations full of colour and detail that are
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When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - in hommage to the hand-crafted approach
typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century.
Hand-finishing is used to replicate the visual appearance of a tipped-on plate and the images are presented on Ivory card
stock with an accompanying envelope. We have left the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.
In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Wyeth.
The colour illustrations
(Presented as a Diptych)
Robin and His Mother Go
to Nottingham Fair
The road wound in and about the forest,
and at noon they came to a part where
the trees night shut out the sky
Robin Wrestles Will Stuteley
"Catch him by the middle," he shouted.
"Now you have him, lording, fairly.
Throw him prettily!" And sure enough
Stutely came down
Robin Meets Maid Marian
But Robin, venturing all, drew nigh.
He came to the edge of her box, and
began to speak
Robin Hood and His Companions
Lend Aid to Will o' th' Green
Their arrows flew together, marvellous
shots, each finding its prey
Little John Fights with the Cook
in the Sheriff's House
At last he made a dart upon Roger and
the chase grew furious. Dishes, plates,
covers, pots and pans - all that came in
the way of them went flying
Robin Hood Defeats Nat of
Nottingham at Quarter-Staff
The beggar dealt his foe a back-thrust
so neatly, so heartily, and so swiftly
that Nat was swept off the stage into
the crowd as a fly off a table
Little John Sings a Song
at the Banquet
That evening, whilst Monceux raged
and stormed without, they all sat to
a great feast
The Passing of Robin Hood
Leaning heavily against Little John's
sobbing breast, Robin Hood flew his
last arrow out through the window,
far away into the deep green of trees