Austin Purves estate papers regarding Maxfield Parrish, 1953

Purves, Austin, b. 1900 d. 1977
Muralist, Educator, Sculptor
Active in Litchfield, Conn.

Collection size: 31 items.

Collection Summary: A list and photographs of 30 paintings by the artist Maxfield Parrish collected by Purves, created by the trustees of the Betsy Purves (Mrs. Austin Purves) estate.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art collector; Philadelphia, Pa. Purves collected paintings by Maxfield Parrish during 1908-1914. The paintings were executed between 1906-1913. Parrish and Purves were close friends.

Lent for microfilming 1964 by the Vose Galleries who most likely acquired this collection through an estate sale. The original collection was forty items which was reduced when the heirs of Besty Purves auctioned off some of the paintings.

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