Marooned

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In The Adventure, Rip falls overboard in the rough seas and lands on a rock on the shore. The painting was called Marooned, inspired by and created by Leonard after the painting by the great Howard Pyle's image of the same name. Howard Pyle was an illustrator in the late 19th and early 20th Century who Leonard has long admired. Interestingly, the original Pyle is in the Permanent Collection of the Delaware Art Museum where Leonard had a major exhibition in 2005/2006. The Filgate painting of Marooned was gifted to the Delaware Art Museum for their Permanent Collection in 2006. The Pyle image, while quite different, has that feeling of isolation which Leonard tried to capture in his image of Rip Squeak. The Pyle image is shown below:

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Marooned, 1909
Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches
Delaware Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1912