Maxfield Parrish letters and scrapbook

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.parrmaxl
Creators:
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966
Dates:
1909-1912
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
43 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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).
Scope and Contents
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..."
Scope and Contents
Not microfilmed: An undated scrapbook containing reproductions of Parrish's works of art, printed material, and a poster.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D9 (fr. 778-824), 3483 and 4391 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Magazine illustration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawing -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lanier, Henry Wysham, 1873- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Century Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
E.P. Dutton (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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