|Black Caesar, 7.5"x9", pencil & watercolour, 2014AD. £100|
The dread pirate Black Caesar was said to have taken part in the slave uprising on the Caribbean island of Haiti in the early years of the 19th century. After escaping his slave-masters, he took to the high seas and began a successful but albeit savage career in piracy that lasted for more than 30 years. Although there were many tales passed down through buccaneers, privateers, navy men and sailors; historical evidence of the existence of Black Caesar has never been found; the same goes for his silver and gold treasure buried throughout the Caribbean. The legend lives on.