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    NORMAN ROCKWELL (American 1894 - 1978)
    Under the Mistletoe, 1971, two Franklin Mint silver plate illustration studies, with a signed letter, two photos of Norman Rockwell at the drawing board, and the issued Franklin Mint plate

    Ink and pencil on paper
    Image area: R7-3/4in. diameter; and 7in. diameter; overall paper size: 9-1/2 x 10in.
    Each signed lower right

    The partially inked drawing has a humorous inscription written in pencil, by Norman Rockwell, "Dear Don, This was my first attempt. Grandpa looks like a lecher in this one. Norman." A December 1, 1970 signed letter from Norman Rockwell to Donald Walton reads, "Dear Don: Here is the bookplate for Mr. Segel, and I hope it fills the bill. I am obviously enclosing this letter with my drawing for the mistletoe idea, and also a rough suggestion for one of a country church at Christmas. I hope that you will like them both. Cordially, Norman." The Franklin Mint plate comes in its decorative box, and has its certificate of authenticity as issued.

    Provenance:
    Collection of Mr. Donald Walton


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    12th Wednesday
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