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    Sale 2284 | Lot 296
    Price Realized: $6,720With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2284 Lot 296

      MAXFIELD PARRISH (1870-1966) SCRIBNER'S FICTION NUMBER. AUGUST. 1897.
      19 3/4x14 1/4 inches, 50x36 cm.
      Condition B+: creases, repaired tears and restoration in corners; repaired tears at edges. Paper. Framed.
      Most famous for his children's book illustrations, Parrish was nonetheless a "remarkable draughtsman, who energetically and successfully mixed fantasy and reality to create a luminous dreamworld that, for all its strangeness, is precisely rendered" (Parrish intro). He studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and then at the Drexel Institute under Howard Pyle. His posters were more illustrative and detailed than those of Edward Penfield and Will Bradley, and marked by what Charles Hiatt refered to as "curious individuality." In 1896 he had placed second in a poster competition sponsored by The Century Magazine, and no doubt on account of his submission (he likely would have won the contest except he broke the rules by using more colors than he was supposed to) was awarded this commission. The concept of a lush imaginary landscape was part of what made his work so desirable. Kiehl 135, Margolin 55, Keay 22, DFP-I pl. XIX and 316.

      Estimate $5,000 - 7,500


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $6,720