In 1882–1884, Maxfield Parrish was an undergraduate at Haverford, decorating student publications and embellishing his chemistry notebook. Already a skilled draftsman, he had learned much from his father, an engraver and landscape painter. Seeking classical instruction in art and architecture, he left Haverford for the Pennsylvania Institute of Fine Arts. By 1898 he had moved near Cornish, N.H. This New England landscape became his inspiration, together with Hot Springs, Ariz., where he went to convalesce from tuberculosis in 1901–1902, and a sojourn in Italy in 1903 to illustrate Edith Wharton’s Italian Villas and Their Gardens(1).