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Maxfield Parrish Collection Maxfield Parrish Collection

Summary Information
Title: Maxfield Parrish Collection
Creator: Parrish, Maxfield
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1213
The collection consists of 4 color prints--The Arabian Nights prints.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arabian Nights,

Biographical Sketch

Frederick Parrish was born July 25, 1870 in Philadelphia, PA. He later took a family name, Maxfield, as his middle name. He was an illustrator and commercial artist who designed his first magazine cover for Harper's Weekly in April, 1895. Following that he did pictures and posters for other popular periodicals. His works also became familiar to the public through his illustrations for calendars and advertisements. He was noted for his use of rich colors, especially the shade of blue named for him. His most famous mural, Old King Cole , was hung in the Hotel Knickerbocker in 1920, and later moved to the St. Regis Hotel in 1933. Two years before his death in 1966, an exhibit of his paintings and drawings was shown at the Gallery of Modern Art in New York. Biographical Source: Something About the Author , Volume 14, p. 158

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection is limited to just 4 color prints.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Parrish, Maxfield
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Arabian Nights  
Note  New York: P. F. Collier and Son,
Box M. C. 369
Color prints (4 p.)  Box M. C. 369