Robinson Crusoe

This illustration by Geoff Taylor, was originally used on Robinson Crusoe, written by Daniel Defoe,

Original Art

Robinson Crusoe


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Robinson Crusoe - art by Geoff Taylor


In this painting by Geoff Taylor the sea is behind a crouched figure of a man who is examining the sand, he can see footprints and is looking to see whose they are. The figure of Robinson Crusoe has a long beard and hair, he carries a bag over his shoulder of stitched hide and carries a staff. The day is sunny and the waves are coming in fast on this desert island.

Synopsis for Original Title

Robinson Crusoe. Crusoe runs away to sea, is shipwrecked, and leads a solitary existence on an uninhabited island near the Orinoco River for 24 years. He meets the difficulties of primitive life with ingenuity and at length finds a companion in a native whom he saves from cannibals.




Gouache on Artboard

Size approx.3
14x20 inches or 35x50 cm

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