Howard Pyle was one of the great illustrators of the
19th century and the founder of the Brandywine school of art. His color art inspired
a generation of artists like N. C. Wyeth and Eleanore Brickdale, but his woodcuts and
black and white drawings really show his wit and imagination to best advantage. Sometimes when he was
drawing, his thoughts turned to angels, and the results are amazing -- some are beautiful,
some are inspiring and some are terrifying.
We have a huge library of Pyle's works, including all of his best
illustrated books. In many of these he used illustrations of angels as chapter heads to exemplify moral
themes or ideas from the chapters. We have collected Pyle's most interesting angel illustrations and
put them together into a single collection of high-resolution images suitable for
use in print.
The collection includes delicate Arthurian angels from Pyle's version
of Mallory, startling woodcut angels from Otto of the Silver Hand, fanciful
angelic figures from The Wonder Clock and other books, as well as a selection
of angel marginalia. Some of these angels are benevolent and some are stern or
even somewhat frightening, but they are all beautifully executed in Pyle's unique style.
Our collection of Pyle's angels is a special new release. It will soon
be available for ordering online, but right now it is only available by mailorder or
by phone with a credit card. It can be delivered by mail or as an email file attachment. It includes more than 20 angels in high-resolution JPG
format for only $25. The images work equally well with Macintosh or PC based computers.