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Description: In this humble typed letter signed Parrish states in part: “In my own estimation I have never done anything of much importance, and I am quite sure there is nothing that stands out beyond its fellows. Popular, I may have been, but that should never be confused with real merit. The wisest thing I ever did was to leave the city and come to live the year round away off in the country: purely an individual matter and of no particular importance. That is all I can think of. In the usual Sunday School platitudes I do not deal at all.”

Written on a 10″ x 8 1/4″ sheet of stationery imprinted: “Maxfield Parrish Windsor: Vermont”.¬†Item #A01519

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966), painter and illustrator, was known for his distinctive color palette, especially his blues. His prints, Daybreak in particular, were some of the most popular prints of the 20th century.

Condition: Letter is still adhered to a sheet from one of those ubiquitous “sticky” page photo albums. The glue from the page has migrated to the recto of the letter leaving tidy, vertical stripes. In general good condition with large, bold signatures.