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    MAXFIELD PARRISH (American 1870 - 1966)
    Milkmaid, 1901
    Created to illustrate John Milton's poem "L'Allegro" published in Century Magazine, December 1901, p. 167
    Oil on paper
    15-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches
    Initialed on front lower left
    Inscribed in frame, "And the milkmaid singeth blithe"

    Distinctive burl wood frame also crafted and created by Parrish.

    PROVENANCE:
    Ruth Hay Whitney;
    Andrew Sordoni;
    Alma Gilbert;
    Private Collection

    EXHIBITIONS:
    "Maxfield Parrish: Master of Make-Believe," Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA 1974;
    "Parrish in Literature," La Galeria. San Mateo, CA 1976;
    "The Return of Maxfield Parrish", Maxfield Parrish Museum, The Oaks, Plainfield, NH 1978-1982;
    "Maxfield Parrish: An Exhibit", Maxwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1984;
    "Maxfield Parrish," La Galeria. San Francisco, CA 1984-1985;
    "Maxfield Parrish Revisited," Alma Gilbert Gallery, Burlingame, CA 1990;
    "The Art of Maxfield Parrish," Simic Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA 1994;
    "Cornish Colony Centennial Celebration," Cornish Colony Museum, Cornish, NH 1998-1999;
    "Maxfield Parrish," 1870-1966, Four museum venues: Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA 1999-2000; Currier Museum, Manchester, NH; Syracuse Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY;
    "Coming Home: A Retrospective Exhibit," Cornish Colony Museum, Windsor, VT 2006.

    LITERATURE:
    Alma Gilbert, Maxfield Parrish: The Poster Book, (Pomegranate Press. Rohnert Park, CA, 1990).
    Gilbert, Alma, Maxfield Parrish: The Masterworks, Eds. 1-3, (Tenspeed Press, Berkeley, CA 1992-2002).
    William Holland and Douglas Congdon-Martin, The Collectible Maxfield Parrish, (Schiffer Pub. Ltd. 1993).
    Alma Gilbert, Maxfield Parrish: The Poster Book, (Tenspeed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1996).
    Gilbert, Alma, Maxfield Parrish: The Landscapes, (Tenspeed Press, Berkeley, CA 1992-2002).
    Sylvia Yount, Maxfield Parrish: 1870-1966, Exhibit Catalogue, (Abrams, NY, 1999).



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