Lot 178

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Description: Norman Rockwell (American 1894-1978)
An Audience of One
Signed NR l.r.
Oil and graphite on board, circa 1938
16 x 18 in (40.6 x 45.7 cm)

  • Notes: Literature:
    Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, Stockbridge, MA, c. 1986, no. 5389.

    Correspondence between the original owner and Norman Rockwell dated October 27, 1973 will accompany the lot. This work is sold exclusive of copyright.
  • Dimensions: 16 x 18 in (40.6 x 45.7 cm)
  • Condition: Glue residue around perimeter with remnants of old paper, the board is adhered to a piece of cardboard; one tiny area of brownish residue, possibly varnish, on lid of mirrored box; under lid of box, few marks which present as stray pencil marks but which are incised (under loupe); area below the sleeve with a few spots of tan-colored transfer, possibly pigment (this appears in a old black and white photo of the work); note: the Santa figure is varnished with the white area surrounding the figure in a matte pigment.

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December 11, 2020 10:00 AM EST

Rockville, MD, US

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