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Masquerade

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Masquerade

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Maxfield Parrish
American, 1870–1966

Date

1922

Medium

Oil on board

Accession #

1998.87

Dimensions

21 5/8 x 19 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Maxfield Parrish created Masquerade as a cover for the October 19, 1922, issue of Life magazine. The painting’s fanciful, harlequin like subject is typical of Parrish’s highly imaginative oeuvre. Parrish was at the height of his artistic powers and popularity during the 1920s and was called “a master of make-believe” by his contemporaries. Masquerade displays the artist’s accomplished draftsmanship and illusionistic style in the curving folds of the black-and-white checkerboard fabric.

Credit

Gift of Ruth Jernigan McGinty

Image Copyright

© Maxfield Parrish Family, LLC/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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