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    NORMAN ROCKWELL (American, 1894-1978)
    Income Taxes (Beating the Deadline), The Saturday Evening Post preliminary cover, March 17, 1945
    Pencil on paper
    32-1/2 x 29 inches (82.6 x 73.7 cm) (sheet)
    Signed and inscribed lower center: to my / good friend / George Zimmer / sincerely, / Norman Rockwell

    The artist;
    George W. and Sybilla Zimmer, gift from the above;
    By descent to the present owners, grandchildren of the above.

    The figures depicted in this preliminary study for The Saturday Evening Post are George and Sybilla Zimmer. Sybilla did not appear on the final cover, released March 17, 1945; however, she was subsequently featured, alongside George, on the magazine's well-recognized cover titled, The Gossips, on March 6, 1948. George Zimmer modeled for a total of seven Post covers.

    The present work hung on display on the wall of George Zimmer's game room, which hosted many a poker night attended by none other than Rockwell himself, as well as other famous Post artists such as George Hughes and Mead Schaeffer in Arlington, Vermont.

    More information about NORMAN ROCKWELL, also known as Rockwell, Norman, Norman Rockwell, Rockwell, Norman Perceval.

    Condition Report*: Sheet hinged to mount in reverse upper left and upper right corners; light discoloration along the sheet edges; sheet appears to be undulating along the left and right edges under mat; scattered handling creases throughout composition, with multiple creases and/or possibly repaired tears along the left and right extreme edges; areas of discoloration throughout composition; not examined outside of frame. Framed Dimensions 39.125 X 35.375 Inches
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    November, 2014
    17th Monday
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