The Art of Maxfield Parrish


Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was among the leading artists associated with what is known as the Golden Age of Illustration and contributed significantly to shaping the future of American visual arts throughout his more than 50 year career.


The Maxfield Parrish Collection at Spirit of the Ages includes art images from some of his seminal work. As a valuable reference resource, options are also provided for purchasing a range of gifts, including reproduction prints, posters and greeting cards.


Parrish's work is characterized by an attention to detail, composition and texture - whether in his monotone work or in his more recognizable, luminous colour illustrations. Those titles including illustrated by Parrish exclusively in colour include Poems of Childhood, The Arabian Nights, A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales, The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics and Knave of Hearts.


We invite you to take the time to peruse the wonderful artwork from Maxfield Parrish that is included in the Collection - to view images from any one of his suites or individual illustrations listed below, simply 'click' on the hyperlinks embedded within the titles and the images.


Above, we show a vintage

photograph of Maxfield Parrish





Published illustrations by Maxfield Parrish


Mother Goose in Prose

12 images

Ring of Nibelung

17 images

Knickerbocker's History

of New York

8 images

Dream Days

18 images

Phoebus on Halzaphron

10 images



4 colour images



The Turquoise Cup

3 images

The Great Southwest

26 images

Italian Villas and their Gardens

26 images



Poems of Childhood

8 colour images

The Golden Age

36 images


The Vigil-at-Arms

1 colour image


The Arabian Nights

13 colour images

A Wonder Book and

Tanglewood Tales

10 colour images



The Golden Treasury

of Songs and Lyrics

8 colour images

Sing a Song of Sixpence

1 colour image

Proving it by the Book

1 colour image

Sketch for a Mural panel

1 colour image

The Dream Garden

2 colour images



Knave of Hearts

More than 15 images