John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Art on Sunday: Old King Cole

Maxfield Parrish (1870–1966)
Old King Cole, 1894
Ink, graphite, watercolor, gouache, and collage on wove paper
Old King Cole

Old King Cole: Pipe and Bowl

Old King Cole: The Fiddlers Three

Old King Cole: The King
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Continuing the tour of the art hanging in my bedroom, this triptych was used in an exhibition poster for a Maxfield Parrish retrospective I attended during a visit to Philadelphia in 1999. The trip was fun; the circumstances that led up to it, not so much. I had taken a week off to teach at my church's Vacation Bible School, but I ended up missing the first couple days of it when I was hospitalized for a bit of GI bleeding. It turned out to be no big deal, but it was rather stressful, and my pastor suggested I get away for a long weekend before returning to work. So I went up to Philly, just because it was a short drive away and I had never been there. It was hot as hell, but I had a good time anyway.

Anyway, back to this picture. I bought a copy of the exhibition poster and had it framed, and during the years I worked for GE and later PSINet, it hung in my cubicle, which made for a nice change of pace from the Dilbert cartoons and family photos found in other cubes. (And, to be fair, elsewhere in mine.) Now it's hanging above my futon. Looks good up there too.
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