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#520 - Maxfield Parrish, Jr

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“I never have studied art work, or done much with it commercially, other than as a pleasant occasional hobby”
Description                           Estimate: $400+          

Son of the famous painter (1906–1983) who was a notable contributor to the development of the first self-developing camera at Dr. Edwin H. Land 's Polaroid Corporation. TLS signed “Max,” one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, December 14, 1952. Letter to Bill, in full: “Some time ago a certain Mrs. Marshall, with a pleasant voice said that she was contacting me by telephone to see if I was agreeable to do some art and or poster work for the coming Class of ‘28 reunion, and would let you know about it, when you got back. I said yes, if it wasn’t too ambitious, nor took too much of my time. After we both have recuperated from the ‘Yuletide Horrors’ we might get together sometime after the 1st. of the year and see what could be done, how about? I haven’t done much for Harvard, financially or otherwise, and this might be a good chance to even the score a little bit, even though I never have studied art work, or done much with it commercially, other than as a pleasant occasional hobby. That Noel card I sent you a year or so back is a fair sample of the grade of work I do, when in the mood.” Parrish has added a wonderful ink sketch of two potatoes greeting each other, with speech bubbles reading “‘28er potater! How are you?” and “Pomme de Tear yourself away and come to a class dinner and see for yourself!” A handwritten caption along the bottom edge, “Sly pictorial Hint to fork over with a little sterling (s’il vous plait!).” In fine condition, with some areas of light toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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