Autumn and fall with its brilliant colors and temperate climes was Maxfield Parrish’s favorite season. He was known to trek around his 50 acre wooded estate to fill his soul with color and sounds of wildlife, especially by following the stream that fed his main water supply to its source at the top of Freeman Hill.
He created the painting below which he titled Autumn Woods in 1927. The Edison-Mazda Electric Lamp Company used it in for an annual calendar in 1929 calling it “Golden Hours” and printing it in two different sizes to show the spectacular fall colors enjoyed by New Englanders.
This magnificent painting is privately owned. It is an oil on panel, Ludwig catalog #726. Its unusual vertical dimensions of 22” x 36” were designed to fit the Edison-Mazda calendar format. This painting is available for purchase through Alma Gilbert. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Once when asked by an enterprising journalist what his favorite season was, the artist responded immediately: “Why the gorgeous colors of the Fall make that season the most paintable with its blaze and burst of color against a palette of brilliant blue skies”.
In regards to our 2020 exhibit of Parrish originals currently for sale, please view all the paintings, watercolors, and drawings by clicking on the Art for Sale link above.
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