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Two Plumbers by NORMAN ROCKWELL
NORMAN ROCKWELL

(AMERICAN, 1894 - 1978)

Two Plumbers

1951


PRICE SOLD
ORIGINAL CURRENCY OF SALE
ESTIMATE

LOT #42

MAY 23, 2017

Sotheby's, New York

American Art (Sale N0968)


Two Plumbers Regular price: $179.99 $ 14,975,000 USD Premium14,975,000 USD (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

39.25 in. (99.70 cm.) (height) by 37.01 in. (94.00 cm.) (width)

Markings:

signed Norman Rockwell (lower left)

Exhibited:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of the Arts; Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; San Antonio, Texas, Marion Koogler McNay Institute; San Francisco, California, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Art Center; Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art; Omaha, Nebraska, Joslyn Art Museum; Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, . Norman Rockwell: A Sixty Year Retrospective organized by Bernard Danenberg Galleries, New York, February 1972-April 1973, illustrated p. 112

Literature:

The Saturday Evening Post , June 2, 1951, illustrated on the cover ©SEPS licensed by Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved. Thomas Buechner, . Norman Rockwell: Artist & Illustrator , New York, 1970, illustrated pl. 483. Christopher Finch, . Norman Rockwell's America , New York, 1975, illustrated no. 283, p. 221. Dr. Donald Stoltz and Marshall L. Stoltz, . Norman Rockwell and 'The Saturday Evening Post:' The Later Years , New York, 1976, vol. II, pp. 101, 173, illustrated pp. 102, 138. Mary Moline, . Norman Rockwell Encyclopedia: A Chronological Catalog of the Artist's Work 1910-1978 , Indianapolis, Indiana, 1979, illustrated fig. 1-376, p. 77. Susan E. Meyer, . Norman Rockwell's People , New York, 1981, p. 102, illustrated in color p. 103. Laurie Norton Moffatt, . Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue , Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, vol. I, no. C456, p. 186, illustrated p. 187. Gregg De Young, 'Norman Rockwell and American Attitudes Toward Technology,' . Journal of American Culture , Spring 1990, p. 102, illustrated fig. 8. Jan Cohn, . Covers of 'The Saturday Evening Post:' Seventy Years of Outstanding Illustration from America's Favorite Magazine , New York, 1995, illustrated p. 231. Ron Schick, . Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera , New York, 2009, p. 110, illustrated . . The Saturday Evening Post: Norman Rockwell Special Collector's Edition , vol. I, no. I, 2010, illustrated p. 114

Provenance:

Gordon Andrew. Bernard Danenberg Galleries, New York. Ernest Schwartz Trust, 1972 acquired from the above; sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 22, 1996, lot 116, illustrated. Acquired by the present owner at the above sale


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