10. Illustrated letter from Maxfield Parrish to Henry Bancroft, Paris, December [11, 1884]

Title

10. Illustrated letter from Maxfield Parrish to Henry Bancroft, Paris, December [11, 1884]

Creator

Maxfield Parrish, 1870-1966

Description

From the bespectacled and top-hated elfin-looking man seated on the capital ā€œDā€ of Dear, to the distinguished looking flamingo wearing a top hat, high collar and waistcoat, Parrish applied his active imagination to the decorative elements adorning this letter to Henry Bancroft. To the left of the flamingo Parrish added a new scene, a pair of bald-headed smokers puffing on a hookah. A spider descends into the smoke rising from the pipe.

Text

Dear Buckshires,
by the time you receive this letter it will be "Christmas Time," won't it old boy? Today is Thursday / only two weeks off.

Original Format

Letter; 1 leaf, double sided : ink on paper ; 36.4 x 23.1 cm.

Files

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Citation

Maxfield Parrish, 1870-1966, “10. Illustrated letter from Maxfield Parrish to Henry Bancroft, Paris, December [11, 1884],” Delaware Art Museum, Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives Digital Exhibitions, accessed July 9, 2020, https://delartlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/2.

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