Maxfield Parrish, 1870-1966

by Alma Gilbert

 

Lantern Bearers, 1910, oil on canvas laid down on board,

40 x 32 inches,

Collection of Klaus Bruns, Hamburg Germany

Charles Scribner and Sons in New York who published three of this century's best-loved children's books: Eugene Field's Poems of Childhood (1904), Nora Smith and Kate Wiggins' Arabian Nights (1909), and the crown jewel of Parrish illustrations, Louise Saunders' Knave of Hearts (1925) remain to this day the best known of the Parrish illustrated books.

 

Easter (Boy with Lillies), 1905, color lithograph from Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics,

Collection of Louis Sanchez, San Mateo, CA

 

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