Lot 148
  • 148

Norman Rockwell

8,000 - 12,000 USD
53,125 USD
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  • Norman Rockwell
  • Study for "Four Sporting Boys:  Football",
  • signed Norman Rockwell twice and inscribed Best Wishes to Katherine Griffith (lower right)
  • gouache and pencil on canvasboard
  • 22 by 20 inches
  • (56 by 51 cm)
  • Executed in 1951.


Katherine Patton Griffith, San Marino, California
Charles Forkner (acquired as a gift from the above, his grandmother)
Ingrid Bond Fine Art, Tucson, Arizona
Purchased from the above by the present owner, 2003

Catalogue Note

The present work is a study for the image used to illustrate a calendar published by the Brown & Bigelow Company of Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Rockwell had a longstanding relationship with the firm, creating many illustrations for them over the years.  His Four Seasons series, for which the present work was executed, was by far the most popular.  The series ran for seventeen years, from 1948 to 1964 with quarterly scenes depicting a typical seasonal sports activity.  The present work was a study for Autumn, 1951.