Maxfield Parrish. "Daybreak".
New York: House of Art, 1923. 17 1/2 x 29 1/2 (sight). Art print (color lithograph) mounted on board as issued, in original period frame. With original publisher label. Series of small vertical spots in middle and right hand side of image. Else, very good condition. Parrish/Ludwig No. 682. Ref: Coy Ludwig, Maxfield Parrish, 1973.
Parrish called this work "the great picture." Indeed, the print became wildly popular and became the "the decorating sensation of the decade." Three sizes of the print were originally issued: 6 x 10; 10 x 18 and 18 x 30, of which this example is the largest.
Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966), was born in Philadelphia and educated at Haverford College and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His work is characterized by luminous color (in particular the famous Parrish blue), dramatically heightened landscapes, and attractively androgynous and/or humorous human figures.