Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints

Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints
Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints
Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints
Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints
Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints
Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints
Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints
Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints
Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints
Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints
Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints

Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints
This print was recently acquired at an Estate Sale in Harwich, MA. The recluse widow who lived in the house for many years was the subject of several newspaper articles in the Cape Cod Times. The house was a time vault for Maxfield Parrish prints. With some of the. ORIGINAL PAPER still on it , One has no paper at all. Most Parrish prints say House of Arts or Reinthal & Newman. Born in Philadelphia to a Quaker family, Parrish studied at the Haverford School, Haverford College, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (now Drexel University). His most notable artistic achievements were his techniques for application of luminous and deep hues and three dimensional effects in his painting. In the 1910s and 1920s Parrish produced advertising art and illustrations for periodicals, as well as paintings. Parrish switched from the focus on androgynous figures of his earlier work to concentrate on landscapes in the 1930s and for the remainder of his career, continuing to paint until the age of 91. Reinthal & Newman, NY. The House of Art, NY. Which was the distributive arm of the company. CONDITION: Vintage VERY GOOD. Originally painted in 1910-16 as A MURAL Maxfield Parrish’s The FLORENTINE FETE is yet another fine masterwork from this famous artist. The prints 20/2 ” X 6 1/2 “. The frame is 23 ” X 9 “. This print was hung on the wall in Harwich and never moved. The outside surface has been NOT BEEN professionally cleaned YET. I have not removed the backing from the print. The brown paper has a couple of holes it it ON ONE PRINT. THE PAPER IS GONE ON THE SECOND PRINT. This smaller artwork (53 1/2″ x 20 1/2″) was created to convince the Curtis Publishing Company to commission Parrish for the 18 panels that make up A FLORENTINE FETE. As often as possible, we try to display preparatory works or studies next to the finished artwork, to show the artists process. Having the concept piece for A FLORENTINE FETE on loan this summer affords such comparisons, which we are pleased to be able to offer. Created between 1910 and 1916 for the girls dining room at the publishing house, the murals were widely reproduced throughout the years, including use as art prints and on the cover of the first womens magazine, the Ladies Home Journal. The murals became most beloved by the public in the process, and in 1917 the hall in which they were exhibited became known as the Maxfield Parrish Dining Room, the most beautiful dining room in America. A FLORENTINE FETE, Parrishs largest, and arguably greatest, work, is on permanent display at the NMAI. During the Golden Age of Illustration, Maxfield Parrish’s “beautiful settings and charming figures” enchanted the American public. His work includes immense murals in office buildings and hotels, magazine covers, and advertisements as well as his book illustrations. Many of his illustrations to children’s books, still popular today, are the result of his struggle to make a living as an artist in his early years around the turn of the 20th century. He was born Frederick Parrish in 1870 in Philadelphia, but he took the name Maxfield after his Quaker grandmother. His father, Stephen, was also an artist and Parrish’s greatest influence. He originally studied architecture, an interest that is evident in his paintings. He married his wife Lydia 1895. Daybreak, his arguably most famous picture, was created for the art print market. It is still popular to this day. In 1900, Parrish contracted tuberculosis, and then suffered a nervous breakdown. Around that time, he switched from illustrations to oil painting. His oil paintings became very popular, with their brilliant colors and magical luminosity, until well into the 1940s. To achieve these magical effects, he would apply numerous layers of thin, transparent oil, alternating with varnish over stretched paper, a painstaking process that achieved both high luminosity and extraordinary detail. The tuberculosis hung on and Parrish went to Arizona to convalesce in the dry heat there. While in Arizona, he was commissioned to do a series of landscapes. He began painting and traveling on commission and his career took off. Parrish worked at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire, called The Oaks. The Oaks was a popular destination for guests during the summers but in the frozen New Hampshire winters, Parrish dedicated himself to his painting. In 1905, Parrish’s met Susan Lewin, a 16-year old girl hired as a nanny for his son Dillwyn. Her image appears often in paintings from this time through the 1920s. Over time, Susan became Parrish’s assistant, model for his paintings, and eventually his lover. His wife, Lydia, and Maxfield grew increasingly estranged and she left him in 1911. Susan stayed with Maxfield for another 50 years. From the 1930s until 1960, when he stopped painting, Maxfield Parrish refocused his attention on the world around him, producing a series of calendar landscapes. Yet even these retain the magical, window-to-the-otherworld quality that permeates all of his work. Parrish died at 95 in 1966, at a time when his work was enjoying a renaissance of interest. I have posted several new pictures of this print with the edge of the frame cleaned. It was filthy and I took the lazy step of taking pictures with out cleaning the whole frame. Thanks to CG for pointing this out. The item “Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints” is in sale since Wednesday, October 11, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “porrsha” and is located in Dennis Port, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda.
  • Originality: Open Edition Print
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1949
  • Listed By: Artist
  • Subject: Landscape
  • Style: Art Deco
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Height (Inches): 20 1/2″
  • Width (Inches): 61/2″
  • Artist: Maxfield Parrish
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Print Surface: Paper
  • Features: Framed
  • Quantity Type: Multi-Piece Work
  • Medium: Lithograph
  • Year: 1910-16

Maxfield Parrish Original Florentine Fete Prints