18 May 2004
Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)
"'The Duchess' Apartments Are Beyond,' Said The Old Man"
signed with initials 'M.P.' (lower left)
gouache and pencil on illustration board
27¼ x 19¼ in. (69.2 x 48.9 cm.)
Walker Galleries, New York.
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Scribner's Magazine, August 1900, p. 151, illustrated.
C. Ludwig, Maxfield Parrish, New York, 1973, p. 211.
The present work was executed circa 1899-1900 and used as an illustration in Scribner's Magazine for Edith Wharton's "The Duchess at Prayer."
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