DescriptionNORMAN 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.
Collection of Mr. Donald Walton
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