The Boy's King Arthur (1917)


Illustrated by Newell Convers (N C) Wyeth



On the left, we show detail from the illustrated cover for

The Boy's King Arthur (1917) - as illustrated by Wyeth and

published by Charles Scribner's Sons (New York).










To the right, we show the illustrated

Title Page prepared by Wyeth.


The Boy's King Arthur (1917) was based on a work edited by Sidney Lanier in the late 19th Century - Lanier's work was, in

itself, based on Sir Thomas Malory's text - exploring the Arthurian legend.


For his illustrated version of Arthurian tales, Wyeth produced a wonderful suite of illustrations full of colour and detail that

ably capture the honour, romance and dramatic features of the text.



Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Images


We have prepared sets of 16 Greeting Cards displaying colour images from Wyeth's contributions to The Boy's King Arthur and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear. Ordering one of those sets is as easy as selecting the "Add to Cart" feature below and following the prompts provided with our Shopping Cart secured through PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any destination in the world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.



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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


Cover Illustration

End Paper Illustration

So the child was delivered unto Merlin,

and so he bare it forth

And when they came to the sword that

the hand held, King Arthur took it up




I am Sir Launcelot du Lake, King Ban's son

of Benwick, and knight of the Round Table



And lived by fruit and such as he might get



It hung upon a thorn, and there he blew

three deadly notes

The lady Lyonesse ... had the dwarf

in examination




"Oh, gentle knight," said la Belle Isoud,

"full woe am I of thy departing"



They fought with him on foot more

than three hours, both before him

and behind him



King Mark slew the noble knight

Sir Tristram as he sat harping before

his lady la Belle Isoud

When Sir Percival came nigh the brim, and

saw the water so boisterous, he doubted

to overpass it


Sir Mador's spear broke all to pieces,

but the other's spear held



He rode his way with the queen

unto Joyous Gard

Then the king ... ran towards Sir Mordred,

crying, "Traitor, now is thy death

day come"



Then Sir Launcelot saw her visage, but

he wept not greatly, but sighed