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Maxfield Parrish
DU PONT MURAL
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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60
Maxfield Parrish
DU PONT MURAL
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

American Art

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Maxfield Parrish
1870 - 1966
DU PONT MURAL
signed Maxfield Parrish (lower right) 
oil on canvas
overall: 84 by 144 inches (213.4 by 365.8 cm)
each panel: 84 by 48 inches (213.4 by 121.9 cm)
Painted in 1933. 
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Provenance

Irénée du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware (commissioned from the artist)
The artist, 1953 (acquired from the above)
Estate of the above
Mrs. Alma Gilbert, Vermont, 1978
Precision Museum, Windsor, Vermont, 1985 (gift from the above)
Private collection, 2001 (acquired from the above; sold: Christie's, New York, May 18, 2011, lot 130)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale

Exhibited

Palm Beach, Florida, The Society for the Four Arts; Reno, Nevada, Nevada Museum of Art; San Diego, California, The San Diego Museum of Art; Savannah, Georgia, Telfair Museum of Art; Huntsville, Alabama, Huntsville Museum of Art; Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis Brooks Museum, Maxfield Parrish: Master of Make-Believe, January 2005-May 2006, no. 12., pp. 58-60, 118-29, illustrated pp. 118, 121-22
Windsor, Vermont, Cornish Colony Museum, May 2006-October 2009 (on loan)

Literature

Coy Ludwig, Maxfield Parrish, New York, 1973, no. 749, p. 217
Alma Gilbert, Maxfield Parrish: The Masterworks, Berkeley, California, 1992, pp. 124-26, illustrated fig. 6.6, p. 125
Alma Gilbert-Smith, The Cornish Art Colony: Giants of America's Gilded Age, Aurora, Missouri, 2010, n.p

Catalogue Note

In 1931, Maxfield Parrish accepted a commission from Irénée du Pont, the younger brother of Parrish's childhood friend Pierre du Pont, to complete a large-scale mural for the Aeolian organ cove in the music room of his home, Granogue, in Wilmington, Delaware. Parrish produced a small study in oil for the mural, which he sent to Du Pont for approval. Du Pont accepted Parrish’s proposal immediately and offered to purchase the small study outright. The artist declined, instead choosing to keep the work for his personal collection where he displayed it prominently above his fireplace. Parrish completed and installed the three-panel mural in Du Pont’s music room in 1933.

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