A list and photographs of 30 paintings by the artist Maxfield Parrish collected by Purves, created by the trustees of the Betsy Purves (Mrs. Austin Purves) estate.
Austin Purves estate papers relating to Maxfield Parrish, 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
35mm microfilm reel D169 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to lender after microfilming.
Art collector; Philadelphia, Pa. Purves collected paintings by Maxfield Parrish during 1908-1914. The paintings were executed between 1906-1913. Parrish and Purves were close friends.
Lent for microfilming 1964 by the Vose Galleries who most likely acquired this collection through an estate sale. The original collection was forty items which was reduced when the heirs of Besty Purves auctioned off some of the paintings.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001