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Original Morris Burke Parkinson Photography

The life of the late nineteenth-century photographer M.B. Parkinson remains somewhat mysterious, but his work is primarily distinguished by portraits and genre scenes. Parkinson was active in New York City during the heyday of Pictorialism at the end of the nineteenth century, and his artistic production was deeply influenced by that stylistic mode. Characterized by an emphasis on the formal and atmospheric effects of highly idealized and often dramatically posed subjects or themes, Pictorialism was first popularized in the 1860s by Henry Peach Robinson and O.G. Rejlander. H.P. Robinson's influential1869 publication, Pictorial Effect in Photography, promoted the application of painting's aesthetic standards to "high art" photography. Paradoxically, the Pictorialist movement sought recognition for photography as a form equal to and independent of other visual arts, while also fostering an artificiality based on the imitation of painting.

Parkinson's photogravure, Cupid Asleep, was accompanied by its counterpart, Cupid Awake. The two images became extremely popular at the beginning of the twentieth century through their reproduction and arrival in "half of America's homes." Beginning in 1908, a company in Ohio reproduced and marketed the pair to Americans through Woolworth's, Sears, and other stores across the nation. Older images were also available, but the cupids remained the most popular. The name of the young model whose face became so familiar was Josephine Anderson.

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Not in mint condition but excellent condition consumate with age

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