DescriptionMAXFIELD PARRISH (American 1870 - 1966)
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.
Ruth Hay Whitney;
"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.
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).
Condition report available upon request.
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