Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Norman Rockwell Smoking Pipe in Chair
signed with initials 'N/R' (lower right)
charcoal on paper laid down on board
5 ¼ x 6 5/8 in. (13.3 x 16.8 cm.)
Executed in 1946.
Martin Diamond Fine Arts, Inc., New York.
(Probably) Acquired by the present owner from the above.
A.L. Guptill, Norman Rockwell Illustrator, New York, 1946, p. 45, illustrated.
L.N. Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, vol. II, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, pp. 912-13, no. B334.
The present work was published as a header illustration for the chapter called "Norman Rockwell Paints a Post Cover" in Arthur L. Guptill's book, Norman Rockwell Illustrator.
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The paper is laid down on board, which is hinged to the front mat with a piece of tape along the reverse right edge. The edges are uneven, particularly in the upper right corner. A very minor abrasion along the extreme left upper edge. Artist's pinhole in the upper right corner. Remnants of pink pigment along the lower edge and scattered spots of surface soiling. The paper appears slightly toned. Retains remnants of adhesive on the reverse of the board from a prior presentation. No apparent tears or repairs.
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