DescriptionNORMAN ROCKWELL (American, 1894-1978)
Portrait of a Woman in a Red Dress (Mrs. David Shapiro), c. 1960
Oil on canvas
16 x 15 in.
Initialed lower right
In 1960 Norman Rockwell joined a group of artists in the Pine Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts studio of Peggy Worthington Best on Thursday mornings. According to Rockwell historian Laurie Norton Moffatt, "The purpose of the class was for him to experiment in loosening up his tight, detailed style in which he felt he had become too rigid," and she has further noted, "Some of the portraits were sold in a gallery shop at the studio. Many were given to the models who had posed during the session. The remainder are part of the Norman Rockwell Paintings Trust at the Old Corner House."
This work is reproduced as figure E31 on page 1061 of Norman Rockwell A Definitive Catalogue by Laurie Moffatt.
From the Estate of Charles Martignette.
This lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age. This piece is framed to an overall size of 20.75 x 19.75 in.
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