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Lot 70

Maxfield Parrish, Henry Gregory Barnhurst in Uniform

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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Property from a Private Collection, Hilton Head Island, SC


Maxfield Parrish (American, 1870-1966), Portrait of Henry Gregory Barnhurst in Uniform, Oil on Paper, c. 1898, initial signed lower right, depicting Henry Gregory Barnhurst in his Spanish American War uniform and holding a rifle, artist bio on verso, matted and in a wood frame. Frame size: 15 1/2 in. x 11 3/4 in. By sight: 10 1/4 in. x 7 in.

Provenance: According to the consignor this portrait is of her great grandfather Henry Gregory Barnhurst (1875/77-1933) in his Spanish American War Uniform. Barnhurst was a friend of Maxfield Parrish in Pennsylvania where Barnhurst was a Sergeant in the Pennsylvania National Guard where he served from 1898-1899. A copy of a photo of him as a boy and a copy of his Veteran's Compensation Application filled out by his widow listing his service dates are featured in the listing.

Maxfield Parrish was an American artist and illustrator known for his prints and paintings of whimsical mythological scenes. During his career, Parrish produced work for Harper’s Bazaar, Life, General Electric, and illustrated books by L. Frank Baum. The artist deftly captured light with a precise yet surreal intensity by using many layers of saturated glazes over a tonal underpainting, as evinced in his work Daybreak (1922). Born in Philadelphia, in 1870, he was the son of painter Stephen Parrish. His father exposed him to architectural and artistic masterpieces while traveling through Europe at a young age. Parrish went on to study under Robert Vonnoh and Thomas Anshutz at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia as a young man. Over the following decades, the artist helped define the Golden Age of Illustration in America alongside N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell. Today, Parrish’s works are held in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art, among others. (Artnet)

Measurements: Height: sheet size 11 in. x Width: 7 3/4 in.


Overall good condition, paper toned, small loss to white paint in one boot, and in right thumb, faint crease in upper right corner, some rubbing to paper surface in background, particularly to left of figure, some foxing spots, light wear to frame.

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