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    Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978)
    The Day I Painted Ike (All through that grind of turning on different moods, he never lost patience. At the end-by golly, it was time to go fishing.), The Saturday Evening Post interior illustration, 1952
    Oil on canvas
    11-1/8 x 8-1/8 inches (28.3 x 20.6 cm)
    Initialed lower right: N/R




    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Stuart, Sr., gift from the above;
    By descent;
    Sotheby's, New York, December 4, 2013, lot 25;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, "Norman Rockwell: A Sixty Year Retrospective," February 1972-April 1973.

    LITERATURE:
    N. Rockwell, 'The Day I Painted Ike,' The Saturday Evening Post, October 11, 1952, p. 25, illustrated;
    T.S. Buechner, Norman Rockwell: A Sixty Year Retrospective, New York, 1972, p. 132, illustrated;
    T.S. Buechner, Norman Rockwell: Artist & Illustrator, New York, 1970, p. 222, pl. 488, illustrated;
    L.N. Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, Vol. II, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, p. 807, no. S687, illustrated.

    "Of the few politicians that Norman Rockwell openly expressed an opinion of, his genial view of Dwight D. Eisenhower was perhaps the most well-known. Shortly after Eisenhower received the GOP nomination, The Saturday Evening Post flew Rockwell from Vermont to Denver with less than a day's notice to capture the General's portrait. The end result was a cover and a three-page article illustrated and written by Rockwell about his meeting with Eisenhower, which essentially served as a personal endorsement of the future president; he even referred to himself in the last sentence as an "Eisenhower worshipper." Ben Hibbs, then editor of the Post, wrote to Rockwell saying "If Ike is elected, as I think he will be, no small share of the credit should go to Norman Rockwell." (www.nrm.org)




    Condition Report*: Canvas is supported by board; light stretcher bar marks; minor craquelure; a few tiny flakes of loss in lower corners; under UV light, there appears to be no inpaint. Framed Dimensions 17 X 14 Inches
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