Pailthorpe, Robert James (1926-1999) USA (4)

Category: PAINTERS

PailthorpeRJVRobert James Pailthorpe was possibly from Rhode Island, active (at least) in the 1960s and 70s. He may have lived in the Virgin Islands as reproductions of his charcoal sketches of the USVI are quite common.

Pailthorpe was a somewhat prolific artist - especially when it comes to his prints; they appear to have been produced from original charcoal sketches, with occasional additions in black ink, which lend themselves to extremely good printing techniques. His prints are often of such good quality that it is difficult for many people to differentiate them from an original without removing them from the frame.

Pailthorpe was the illustrator of many books, including:

  • "The Mightiest Machine" by Campbell Jr. John W.; Hadley Publishing Company, 1947, 228 p.
  • "Exploring Martha's Vineyard" by Polly Burroughs; Chatham Press, 1973, ISBN 0-856990-64-7, 40 p.
  • "Black Vulmea's Vengeance & Other Tales of Pirates" by Robert E. Howard; Donald M. Grant, 1976, ISBN 0-937986-04-6, 223 p.
  • "The Red-headed League" by Pauk, Walter; Jamestown Publishers, 1976, ISBN 0-89061-061-4, [2 v.] (47; 59 p.)
  • "The case of the six Napoleons" by Pauk, Walter; Jamestown Publishers, 1976, ISBN 0-89061-058-4, 45 p.
  • "The Musgrave ritual" by Pauk, Walter; Jamestown Publishers, 1976, ISBN 0-89061-056-8, 39 p.
Robert James Pailthorpe - 4 CHARCOAL SKETCHES
Robert James Pailthorpe
America 1851
Robert James Pailthorpe
1895 America's Cup competitors Defender and Valkyrie III
Robert James Pailthorpe
Reliance Shamrock III 1903
Robert James Pailthorpe
Ranger and Endeavor II