Waitsel's Art and Illustration

Black Caesar Being Burned

"Black Caesar Being Burned" - Copyright © 2011 Crazy Legs Productions. All Rights Reserved.

I did this project for a series on the Travel Channel called "The Hidden City," hosted by mystery writer
Marcus Sakey. It covers crimes committed in places we like to visit. This episode is on the Florida Keys.
Back in the early 1700s, Black Caesar was the most notorious pirate of the Spanish Main.
When he was captured, he was tied to a tree and burned. Interestingly, the fire was lit by
the wife of a preacher, whose eyes had been burned out by the pirate.

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For other illustrations of Black Caesar, go to Figures.
For the full story of Black Caesar, go to My Latest Work: Pirate Illustrations for the Travel Channel.

This painting was a commission, but I can do a similar one for you, of any subject. Just send me the photos from which you'd like me to work; or, I can do my own research or photoshoot. You can commission me by going here, or just by emailing me. - Waitsel

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