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Masquerade

American Art

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Masquerade

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Maxfield Parrish
American, 1870–1966

Date

1922

Medium

Oil on board

Accession #

1998.87

Dimensions

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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