Description

    NORMAN ROCKWELL (American, 1894-1978)
    Four Ages of Love: Courting Couple, Brown & Bigelow preliminary calendar illustration, 1955
    Pencil on tracing paper
    13.5 x 12.75 in.
    Signed lower right

    Property from a Distinguished Private Collector.
    PROVENANCE:
    Ejner Handburg, Stockbridge, Massachusetts;
    Private collector, acquired from the above, circa 1985;
    Sotheby's, New York, November 28, 2007, lot 129;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    LITERATURE:
    L.N. Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, vol. I, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, no. A140a, pp. 318-19, illustrated.

    NOTE:
    The present work is a study for Spring in the 1955 Four Seasons calendar published by Brown & Bigelow.


    Condition Report*:

    Paper is slightly undulating underneath mat. Not examined outside of frame. Framed under glass to an overall size of 31.75 x 21.25 inches.

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