These two exquisitely beautiful black and white images feel right at home for this Holiday Season. They demonstrate Parrish’s technique for illustrating magazine articles at the end of the nineteenth century.
Done with pen and ink and lithographic crayon for the December 1898 Christmas issue of Century Magazine, these two drawings accompanied the article and poem by Ednah Proctor Clarke.
The “Mary and Child” drawing features the first known pose of his recent bride, Lydia, for one of his works.
The shepherd in the “Christmas Eve” drawing is Parrish himself.
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