Proserpina, aka Sea Nymphs

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: Proserpina, aka Sea Nymphs
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1908
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Project: Illustration for Collier’s, April 23, 1910

Originally painted for Collier’s, April 23, 1910; illustration for A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales (facing page 288) by Nathaniel Hawthorne, pub. 1910.

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Pandora

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: Pandora
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1908
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Project: Illustration for Collier’s, October 16, 1909

Originally painted for Collier’s, October 16, 1909; illustration for A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales (facing page 64) by Nathaniel Hawthorne, pub. 1910.

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Cadmus Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: Cadmus Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1908
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Project: Illustration for Collier’s, October 31, 1908

Originally painted for Collier’s, October 31, 1908; illustration for A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales (facing page 226) by Nathaniel Hawthorne, pub. 1910.

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Circe’s Palace

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: Circe’s Palace
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1907
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Project: Illustration for Collier’s, January 25, 1908

Originally painted for Collier’s, January 25, 1908; illustration for A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales (cover) by Nathaniel Hawthorne, pub. 1910.

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Land of Make Believe

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: Land of Make Believe
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1905
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 40″ x 33″
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Project: Frontispiece in color for Scribner’s Magazine’s “Make-Believe” by Rosamund Marriott Watson, August 1912

Frontispiece for Scribner’s Magazine’s “Make-Believe” by Rosamund Marriott Watson, August

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The Dinkey Bird

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: The Dinkey Bird
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1904
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Size: 21 1/4″ x 15 1/2″
Model: Maxfield Parrish
Project: Illustration for Poems of Childhood by Eugene Field.

Illustration for Poems of Childhood (facing page 120) by Eugene Field. Issued in 1905 as a color reproduction by Charles Scribner’s Sons.

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The Young King of the Black Isles

February 2nd, 2008 by Tina
Name: The Young King of the Black Isles
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1906
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Project: frontispiece for Collier’s “Arabian Nights VIII”, May 18, 1907

Originally painted as a frontispiece for Collier’s “Arabian Nights VIII”, May 18, 1907. Illustration for The Arabian Nights, Their Best-Known Tales (facing page 74), edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith.

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October

February 2nd, 2008 by Tina
Name: October
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1897
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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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