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.

Source

Maxfield Parrish Illustrated Letters to Henry Bancroft, 1884-1909

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.

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 June 25, 2022, https://delartlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/2.

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