MAXFIELD PARRISH | THE RAWHIDE PART III, HE SWUNG HIMSELF INTO THE SADDLE AND RODE AWAY
Tell Me a Story: The Art of American Illustration | Property of a Private California Collection
Property of a Private California Collection
1870 - 1966
THE RAWHIDE PART III, HE SWUNG HIMSELF INTO THE SADDLE AND RODE AWAY
signed with initials M·P (lower right); also signed again Maxfield Parrish, dated August of 1904. and inscribed “The Oaks”/Windsor: Vermont. (on the reverse); also inscribed “Rawhide”. Part III. last paragraph./”Then he swung himself into the saddle and rode away straight down/the narrow arroyo, out beyond its lower wi*ing, into the vast/plain the hither side of the Chiracahuas…Then/suddenly he was gone. The desert had swallowed him up.” (on an original label affixed to the stretcher)
oil on paper mounted on board
16 by 12 ⅛ inches
(40.6 by 30.8 cm)
There is frame abrasion along the extreme edges with remnants of gilt and a few minor associated losses. There is fine surface cracking throughout and areas of discoloration at the bottom center edge beneath and above the rider. Under UV: there is inpainting to address frame abrasion along the extreme edges.
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Betsey P.C. Purves
Estate of the above
Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts
Private collection, Pennsylvania (sold: Christie's, New York, March 14, 2011, lot 148)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
Stewart Edward White, "The Rawhide," McClure's Magazine, January 1905, illustrated as a frontispiece
Coy Ludwig, Maxfield Parrish, New York, 1973, no. 387, p. 210
New York, Gallery of Modern Art, 1964