Austin Purves estate papers relating to Maxfield Parrish

Collection ID:
Purves, Austin, 1900-
Physical Description:
31 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D169 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to lender after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001