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    MAXFIELD PARRISH (American, 1870-1966)
    Fisherman on Pier, LIFE Magazine cover, August 25, 1921
    Oil over engraver's proof on board
    15 x 12 in.
    Initialed lower right

    This classic LIFE cover by Parrish is a true gem, featuring a charmingly comical self-portrait of the artist on his trademark glowing blue sky. As was Parrish's practice, the oil painting was done directly on an engraver's proof copy made from the artist's first version of the painting, as a guide for the final, printed, magazine cover.


    Condition Report*:

    Very good condition. Framed under glass to an overall size of 18.75 x 15.75 inches.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    13th-14th Saturday-Sunday
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