Description

    NORMAN ROCKWELL (American, 1894-1978)
    The Roadblock, preliminary drawing for the Saturday Evening Post cover, July 9, 1949
    Pencil and charcoal on paper
    24 x 19 in.
    Signed and inscribed to the artist's goddaughter

    This Post cover image represents one of the most fondly remembered of Rockwell's famed run and comes from the peak period of the 1940s. The drawing contains a great deal of detail and is one of the most important that we've had the pleasure to offer by the greatest illustrator of all time; the artist himself obviously thought highly of it as he gifted it with a warm inscription to his god-daughter, Sue Rockwell.


    Condition Report*:

    Paper is taped to backing with non-archival tape; overall discoloation to paper and toning around matted edges (not visible unless taken out of frame); light handling creases; small repaired tear on the top middle edge; otherwise in very good condition commensurate with age. Framed under glass to an overall size 30.75 x 24.75 inches.

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    March, 2012
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