Morning

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: Morning
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1922
Medium: Oil on panel.
Size: 19 5/8 in x 15 in.
Model:
Project: Cover for Life, April 6, 1922
Location: private collection

Cover for Life, April 6, 1922; the altered version shown here published by House of Art, 1924.

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The Canyon, aka Easter

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: The Canyon, aka Easter
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1923
Medium:
Size: 19 1/2″ x 15″
Model:
Project: Cover for Life, March 29, 1923

Parrish aptly named this picture The Canyon.  It is also known as Easter. Original version published as a cover for Life, March 29, 1923; the altered version shown here published by House of Art, 1924.

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Cinderella, aka Enchantment

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: Cinderella, aka Enchantment
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1914
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Project: Hearst’s Magazine

Initial title: Cinderella. Originally painted for Hearst’s Magazine, instead used as a cover for Harper’s Bazaar, March 1914. Later retitled Enchantment for the 1926 General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar.

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October

February 2nd, 2008 by Tina
Name: October
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1897
Medium:
Size: 25″ x 17 1/2″
Model: Lydia Austin (later Mrs. Parrish)
Purpose: Scribner’s magazine cover competition

A girl in a flowing toga-like garb sits holding a lap full of grapes and other fruit. Behind her trees frame a round setting sun.

Parrish painted October and submitted it to a competition held by Scribner’s for their May and August 1898 covers. Parrish was one of about 20 artists asked to compete. Finally published on the cover of Scribner’s Magazine, October 1900.

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