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    Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978)
    Traveling by Steamboat
    Oil on canvas
    9 x 30 inches (22.9 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed and inscribed lower right: My best wishes to Jim and Arline Henretta / cordially Norman / Rockwell




    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    (Possibly) Jarvis Rockwell, the artist's brother, Kane, Pennsylvania, acquired from the above;
    Jim and Arline Henretta, Kane, Pennsylvania, (possible) gift from the above;
    Heritage Auctions, Dallas, November 17, 2014, lot 68315;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    Traveling by Steamboat is listed in the addenda files of the Norman Rockwell Museum. According to the Museum, this work is possibly a study for either The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.





    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; light surface grime visible in sky; minor frame accretion at center right bottom extreme edge, with light paint craquelure along all four extreme edges; several spots of minor craquelure in negative space, slightly raised and visible in natural light; under UV exam, there appear to be several spots of minor crack-fill inpainting in negative space; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 11.75 X 32.75 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    4th Friday
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