Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Washington, D.C.
Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)

Study for Scribner's Poster

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)
Study for Scribner's Poster
signed and dated 'Maxfield/Parrish/1897' (lower right)
mixed media on paperboard
24 x 19 ½ in. (61 x 49.5 cm.)
Executed in 1897.
Lillian Nassau, LLC, New York.
Private collection, New York, by 1966.
By descent to the present owner.
P. Morse, "The American Poster Period: 1893-1897," Auction Magazine, vol. III, no. 2, October 1969, p. 24, the poster illustrated.
C. Ludwig, Maxfield Parrish, New York, 1973, pp. 104, pl. 31, the poster illustrated.
D.W. Kiehl, American Art Posters of the 1890s, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1987, p. 33, no. 14, the poster illustrated.
J.G. Cutler, Maxfield Parrish: A Retrospective, exhibition catalogue, Tokyo, Japan, 1995, p. 151, no. 101, the poster illustrated.
L.S. Culter, J.G. Cutler, Maxfield Parrish: A Retrospective, exhibition catalogue, Rohnert Park, California, 1995, p. 33, the poster illustrated.
New York, The Gallery of Modern Art, Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels from the Avnet Collection, n.d. (as Seated Woman).
Springfield, Massachusetts, The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Maxfield Parrish: A Retrospect, January 23-March 20, 1966, n.p., no. 155 (as Original Poster).
New York, New York Cultural Center, A Selection of Drawings, Pastels and Watercolors From the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Lester Francis Avnet, December 9, 1969-January 25, 1970, n.p., no. 101, illustrated.

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The present work is a study for Maxfield Parrish's poster illustration for the August 1923 issue of Scribner's Fiction Number.

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