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    Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978)
    Her Stoic Smile has Worn a Little Thin, Smith-Kline: Dexamyl Advertisement, 1952
    Pencil on paperboard
    12 x 8-7/8 inches (30.5 x 22.5 cm) (sheet)
    Signed lower right: Norman / Rockwell
    Signed, titled, and inscribed on the reverse: [.]examyl / SusanA / C Rockwell #4

    PROVENANCE:
    Hagen Galleries;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1978.

    This work was first rejected by the Smith-Kline Vice President since "she looked entirely too well-adjusted and unperturbed, and showed almost no sign of distress, either mental or emotional." However, by placing the headline "Her Stoic Smile has Worn a Little Thin" the advertisement was accepted.

    This lot is accompanied by photocopies of letters between Smith-Kline and the artist, discussing the commission.


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

    Condition Report*: There appears to be very slight overall paper discoloration; three possible pinpoints of foxing; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 21.5 X 18.5 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    7th Saturday
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