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Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) Four Artist-proof Prints on Boyhood Themes: Secrets (Sisters Diary), High Dive, The Boy Who Put

Auction:
3114T
Lot:
1283
Sold for:
$1,107$900

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Auction:
Discovery - 3114T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
July 17, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978)

Four Artist-proof Prints on Boyhood Themes: Secrets (Sister's Diary), High Dive, The Boy Who Put the World On Wheels (The Inventor), and Tom Sawyer Sneaking Out the Window. Each signed "Norman Rockwell" l.r., each numbered as an artist's proof from an edition of 35. Lithographs in color, sepia, and black and white on paper, image sizes to 23 x 17 1/2 in., framed. Condition: Not examined out of frames.

N.B. Secrets was originally created as the cover illustration of the Saturday Evening Post on March 21, 1942. High Dive was featured as the Saturday Evening Post cover on August 16, 1947. The model was Rockwell's youngest son, Peter. The Inventor was originally commissioned as an advertisement illustration for the Ford Motor Company in 1952. Sneaking out the Window was part of a folio of works created for Mark Twain's 1936 edition of Tom Sawyer.
Estimate $600-800

Image sizes and numbering:
High Dive - 23 x 17 1/2 in. - Color - A.P. XVIII/XXXV
Secrets - 21 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. - Color - A.P. I/XXXV
Sneaking Out - 17 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. - Sepia - A.P. XXVI/XXXV
The Inventor - 18 5/8 x 18 1/4 in. - Black and white - A.P. I/XXXV


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

The Ford Motor Company, Norman Rockwell, Scouting in popular culture, The Saturday Evening Post

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