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First Flight (Old Woman Riding Airplane) by NORMAN ROCKWELL

NORMAN ROCKWELL

(AMERICAN, 1894 - 1978)

First Flight (Old Woman Riding Airplane), 1938

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

30.98 in. (78.70 cm.) (height) by 25.00 in. (63.50 cm.) (width)

Exhibited:

Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum; Washington D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Norman Rockwell: A Sixty Year Retrospective, March-May 1972, no. 36, illustrated p. 74 (as Airplane Trip) Daytona Beach, Florida, Museum of Arts and Sciences; West Palm Beach, Florida, Norton Museum of Art, Norman Rockwell's America, January-March 1976 Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Art of American Illustration, September-November 1976

Literature:

The Saturday Evening Post, June 3, 1938, illustrated on the cover © SEPS licensed by Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved. Thomas Buechner, Norman Rockwell: Artist & Illustrator, New York, 1970, no. 317, illustrated p. 130 Christopher Finch, Norman Rockwell?s America, New York, 1975, p. 126, illustrated fig. 166, p. 133 Dr. Donald R. Stoltz and Marshall L. Stoltz, Norman Rockwell and 'The Saturday Evening Post:' The Middle Years, New York, 1976, p. 143, illustrated p. 144 (as Maiden Voyage) Mary Moline, Norman Rockwell Encyclopedia: A Chronological Catalogue of the Artist?s Work 1910-1978, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1979, illustrated fig. 1-289, p. 62; Christopher Finch, Norman Rockwell: 332 Magazine Covers, New York, 1979, pp. 283, 290 Norman Rockwell, Rockwell on Rockwell: How I Make a Picture, New York, 1979, illustrated p. 69 Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: Catalogue Raisonné, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, vol. I, no. C369, p. 138, illustrated p. 139 Jan Cohn, Covers of ?The Saturday Evening Post:? Seventy Years of Outstanding Illustration from America?s Favorite Magazine, New York, 1995, illustrated p. 167

Provenance:

Bernard Danenberg Galleries, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Morton Künstler, Oyster Bay, New York. Acquired by the present owner, . circa 1980

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