Execution of the most Wicked and Infamous Pirates.All prints are produced on handmade paper which resembles the look, feel and weight of paper available during the historical period in which the art has been inspired from. During the early 18th century, public executions were as popular as they had been in the century’s preceding it. The widespread use of broadsides (early public notices), and the emerging public sphere in the form of printed media in coffee houses; ensured that the dying words of executed criminals and pirates were always available for a public to watch and read about. In its broadest accepted definition, the Golden Age of Piracy spans the 1650s to the 1730s, however the most famous names in piracy history date from 1716 to 1726, when Anglo-American sailors and privateers, left unemployed by the end of the War of the Spanish Succession, turned en masse to piracy in the Caribbean, the North American eastern seaboard, the West African coast, and the Indian Ocean.
Execution of the most Wicked and Infamous Pirates.
Recreation of titlepage with added historical elements. Printed on handmade paper resembling the look and feel of paper from the period the work was produced (8.5" x 11"), or textured watercolour paper (5"x7"). Printed with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet and cardboard backing.