Postcard: The Lantern Bearers - Maxfield Parrish Postcard
"The Lantern Bearers" was painted by the American Artist Maxwell Parrish in 1908. It is an oil on canvas laid down on board. Parrish's paintings are a combination of fantasy landscapes and fairy tales, with saturated color and luminosity. He would apply bright layers of thin oil paint, alternating with varnish over stretched paper to get the luminous effects he was known for. He would often build depth by cutting out images and adding them to his paper, coating them with layers of glaze.