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    NORMAN ROCKWELL (American, 1894-1978)
    Study for Portrait of Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 16 in.
    Signed lower left

    A pencil study for this same portrait commission can be found in the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration. That study is reproduced as figure P210 on page 1043 of Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue by Laurie Moffatt.


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

    Condition Report*: Canvas slightly loose on stretcher; horizontal crease near top edge and horizontal craquelure along left side; some craquelure in sitter's face and hair; slight tear in canvas in upper right corner and slight protrusion from verso beneath this tear; minor paint chips in background above sitter's head, on her chin and neck, and on her dress; under UV examination, the whites and pinks of the sitter's face and the blues in her dress fluoresce, but these areas are consistent with the brushwork and fluoresce because of the pigmentation, not because of restoration; overall good condition; frame dimensions:  24.75 x 20.75".
    *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. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2011
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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