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Maxfield Parrish letters and scrapbook, 1909-1912

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Creator:
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966
Subject:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
43 items
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.
Summary:
Reel D9: Three letters to Alexander Wilson Drake, 1906-1909; 33 to Francis Welch Crowninshield, 1910-1913, mostly regarding business affairs pertaining to his illustrations; and to E.P. Dutton Company. Also one letter from the Century Company to Parrish, January 27, 1913; clippings, and reproductions.
Reel 4391: Four letters from Parrish to Mr. Coates discuss Parrish's work and Mr. Coates' purchase of CIRCE and his desire for a companion piece (1909-1912).
Reel 3483: A letter to Lanier from Maxfield Parrish, regretting he will be unable to make a sketch for the "Juvenile Catalogue" since "your house is rushing me without mercy on the magazine 'Prospectus' and this and other work will keep me very busy..."
Not microfilmed: An undated scrapbook containing reproductions of Parrish's works of art, printed material, and a poster.
Citation:
Maxfield Parrish letters and scrapbook, 1909-1912. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels D9 (fr. 778-824), 3483 and 4391 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter and illustrator; Cornish, New Hampshire. The son of painter Stephen Parrish, Maxfield attended Haverford College (1888-1891) and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1892-1894). He also studied under Howard Pyle at Drexel Institute. Parrish had a studio in Philadelphia until 1898, when he moved to "The Oaks" in Cornish, New Hampshire, where he produced illustrations for magazines and books and later worked on landscape murals.
Provenance:
Letters on reel D9 donated by Charles Feinberg, 1955-1962. Letter on reel 3483 donated by Mrs. Thomas Coates, 1977. Letters on reel 4391 donated 1975 by Mrs. George Feeney. The donor of the scrapbook is unknown.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Illustrators
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10011
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212806
AAA_collcode_parrmaxl
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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