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Maxfield Parrish
“THE WOND’ROUS WISE MAN”. 1897.
Estimate
150,000200,000
JUMP TO LOT
54
Maxfield Parrish
“THE WOND’ROUS WISE MAN”. 1897.
Estimate
150,000200,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Maxfield Parrish
“THE WOND’ROUS WISE MAN”. 1897.
Original pen and ink drawing with benday mix media, for Mother Goose in Prose by L Frank Baum (Chicago: Way & Williams, 1897; plate opposite p.92). Signed with initials at lower left. Measures 11-1/4 x 10-5/8 inches on larger paper.
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Provenance

Presented by the artist to the publisher Chauncey Williams, then from Williams given to L. Frank Baum; inherited by his son Harry Neal Baum, from whom it was acquired in the middle 1960s.   

Catalogue Note

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was a highly influential American artist from the Golden Age, creating a wide body of work throughout his long career that range from the whimsical and delicate book designs to his ethereal and romantic pictures, large scale paintings and advertising.

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