These wooden plaques depict famous pirates from the Golden Age of piracy, and their famous flag ships. Captain Edward "Ned" Low (also spelled Lowe or Loe; ca. 1690 – ca. 1724) was a notorious English pirate during the latter days of the Golden Age of Piracy. Born in London in 1690, he moved to Boston Massachusetts around 1710, after a life of pick pocketing and house burglary committed before the age of twenty. Around 1712 he had become a pirate captain operating off the coasts of New England and the Azores, and in the Caribbean. Low and his pirate crews captured at least a hundred ships during his short career, burning most of them. Although he was active for only three years, Low remains notorious as one of the most vicious pirates of the age, with a reputation for violently torturing his victims before killing them.. Original illustration.
'The Fancy'. Ned Low
Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood, and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"