Captain Barry ordered them to haul down their colors, which, not being complied with, a warm engagement immediately followed

Captain Barry ordered them to haul down their colors, which, not being complied with, a warm engagement immediately followed

Stanley Massey Arthurs (1877–1950)

1929

Oil on canvas

Sewell C. Biggs bequest; 2004.419

As another famed student of Howard Pyle (1853–1911), Stanley Arthurs assumed Pyle’s studio in Wilmington upon the instructor’s death in Italy. Arthurs is best remembered for his scenes of American colonial history and his long career in illustration, which included providing artwork for such publications as Collier’s Weekly, Saturday Evening Post, and The Ladies’ Home Journal. Arthurs also taught painting and was a muralist.