The famous sepia photograph, "Cupid Asleep", framed in an antique oak frame. By M. B. Parkinson, the print was copyrighted in 1897.
The frame is of solid oak. The print is behind glass and is in the classic sepia brown tones.
Frame 7-3/8 wide x 7-3/4 inches high. It is 1 inch wide and 3/4 inches deep.
Both the print and frame are in very good condition. This was difficult to photograph due to the glare off the glass.
HISTORIQUE: ‘Cupid Awake’ and ‘Cupid Asleep’ are the names of the famous little girl prints by photographer, M.B. Parkinson. Parkinson worked in New York City during the latter part of the 1800s and early 1900s. His young model, Josephine Anderson, was the four year old daughter of a friend. Josephine died in the 1970s.
Parkinson copyrighted his prints in 1897 and they were distributed by Taber-Prang Art Company of Springfield, Massachusetts. The ‘Cupids’ were immensely popular and were seen in homes across the country.
Framed “Cupid Asleep” Photograph by M B Parkinson Print Original Oak Frame