Waitsel's Art and Illustration

Pirate Black Caesar Killing Partner Over Woman - watercolor illustration by Waitsel Smith

"Black Caesar Killing Partner" - 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 1700s, Black Caesar was the most notorious pirate of the Spanish Main.
Here, he's killing his partner over a woman. At one time, Black Caesar
held captive over 100 women that he had kidnapped off the ships he robbed.

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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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