Maxfield Parrish?

Discussion in 'Art' started by 2manybooks, Jun 12, 2019 at 5:16 PM.

  1. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    I have this issue of The Century Magazine, December issue of 1914. The cover illustration is not credited, nor can I find any initials or signature in the image itself. I cannot find any other examples of this issue for sale online. (It does appear in a couple of bound volumes, but with no additional information.) I uploaded the image and did reverse image search on google and bing, to no avail. I have found that Maxfield Parrish did do other artwork for The Century, and this looks similar to some of his work. So my question to you all is - can you work your magic and find any evidence confirming that this is a Maxfield Parrish image or, if not, what other artist might be responsible?
    Thanks in advance.
    Century Magazine 1914-1 (579x800).jpg
     
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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    If I had seen this with no prompts, the idea that it could be Maxfield Parrish would never have occurred to me. Not in what I think of as his style, & I have his Circe on the wall behind me. Sorry, no idea who it would be. Seems a style that would have been suitable for illustrating children's books.
     
  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  4. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

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    Possible - the stage effect is similar, but also very populate style for that period, too.

    So I don't have any hard evidence, either :)
     
  5. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

  6. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  8. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

  9. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Funny, most of Bradley's work is along the lines of Aubrey Beardsley.

    But, like Parrish, he has a few other genres out there.
     
  10. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    You guys are great! I think @SBSVC's find is the most definitive. It is nice to know that the Worthpoint people also thought it was Maxfield Parrish, though - Thanks @Debora. Will H. Bradley was an artist and illustrator in his own right, and though the American Printer and Lithographer article leaves it a little vague, I think the add in the Scribner's clinches it.
    Thanks so much!:)
     
  11. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    The inside credits page will usually have a small print at the bottom saying who the cover art is by. check it carefully.
     
  12. McAdder

    McAdder Active Member

  13. alex webb

    alex webb Active Member

  14. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite



    Nice find, definitely explains the confusion!
     
  15. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Bronwen, 2manybooks and i need help like this.
  16. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, no. I went over all the fine print with a loup. Good suggestion, though.
     
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  17. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Oh, ho! Ho, ho!
     
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