M a x f i e l d
1870 - 1966

 A complete set of  Parrish's illustrations of
 Poems of Childhood
by Eugene Field



The Sugar Plum Tree

And you carry away of the treasure that rains
As much as your apron can hold!

Shuffle-Shoon and Amber Locks

Shuffle-Shoon and Amber-Locks
Sit together, building blocks;
Shuffle-Shoon is old and gray,
Amber-Locks a little child.


With Trumpet and Drum

With big tin trumpet and little red drum,
Marching like soldiers, the children come!

Wynken, Blyenken and Nod

Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe -
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.

The Dinkey Bird

In an ocean, 'way out yonder
(As all sapient people know),
Is the land of Wonder-Wander,
Whither children love to go.

Fly-away Horse

And the Fly-Away Horse seeks those far-way lands
You little folk dream of at night -

The Little Peach

John took a bite and Sue a chew,
And then the trouble began to brew, -
Trouble the doctor could n't dubdue.
Too true!

Seein' Things

I woke up in the dark an' saw things standin' in a row,
A-lookin' at me cross-eyed an' p'intin' at me - so!



M a x f i e l d   P a r r i s h

Born is 1877 in Pennsylvania,  Parrish is considered to be the most recognizable and popular illustrator/artist of the 20th century. In the 1920s, it is said that 40% of the homes of America displayed a print by Maxfield Parrish.

T h e s e   I m a g e s

The eight images presented are original lithographic illustrations  from the first edition of  Poems of Childhood by Eugene Field published in 1904.   Image size of each is 5 x 7.5 inches on paper sized 7.5 x 9 inches.  These images are  in exceptionally fine condition with no foxing or fading.  Only the paper has yellowed slightly.   The scans shown are from the actual images.

Early print (probably from about 1930) size 10 x 17 3/4 inches. 
Paper fragile because of age with one tear in lower right corner.

is Parrish's most famous painting.  Originally painted in 1922, it has been in private hands since it was painted and was recently (2006) sold to a new private collector for  $7.6 million .  It is considered to be the most "successful" art print of the 20th century and was, for a time, hanging in one of every four homes in America. It is the most reproduced image in history, surpassing The Last Supper.

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