DescriptionNorman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978)
Don't Worry Mary (Portrait of Mary Schafer), Smith-Kline: Dexamyl Advertisement, 1952
Pencil on paperboard
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm) (sheet)
Signed lower right: Norman / Rockwell
Acquired by the present owners from the above, 1978.
L. N. Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, Vol. 1, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, p. 545, no. A777, preliminary illustrated.
This drawing is registered with the Norman Rockwell Museum, no. 23965 as the published completed work. The preliminary for this work appears in Norman Rockwell's People by Susan Meyer, 1981, p. 120, which includes the inscription "Don't worry Mary / We all love you / Yours / Norman / Rockwell."
This lot is accompanied by photocopies of letters between Smith-Kline and the artist, discussing the commission.
Paperboard is hinged to mat at top corners verso; there appears to be slight overall paper discoloration as well as faint matburn; otherwise, work remains in excellent condition; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 21.5 X 18.5 Inches
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