Artist: Maxfield Parrish American (1870-1966)
Title: The Century Magazine
Plate: PL. 123
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1898.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
Price: $850.00 Rare
"Maxfield Parrish, whom we must always thank for producing one of the most thoroughly charming of American posters 'Century, Midsummer', is ever original, bizarre, and rich in conception. One of his many characteristics is a love of detail, with a quaintly elaborate technique. He revels in intricate plays of light, shade and shadow, and in the production of even textures with occasional gently graded tones"(C. Matlock Price p.146)
"A master of make-believe, he enchanted millions with his own vision of paradise…Maxfield Parrish was the common man's Rembrandt. When a Parrish print was placed in a department store window, crowds gathered to admire it. A short, puckish man with piercing blue eyes, Parrish painted the stuff dreams are made of. His trademarks were lush gardens, ecstatic women and his famous 'Parrish blue', the colour skies must surely be in any Eden worth the name"(Smithsonian, July 1999)