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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.

Parrish, Maxfield:American painter and illustrator Maxfield Parrish was one of the foremost illustrators of the 20th century, set apart by his unique style. He mastered effects of light and shade, employing a painstaking shading technique and luminous colors, particularly a bright blue. His famous painting "Daybreak," sold millions of copies as a print and has been used in print and television advertisements.

*Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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October, 2012
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