Lot 66
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Norman Rockwell

200,000 - 300,000 USD
275,000 USD
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  • Norman Rockwell
  • Making Good in a Boys' Camp ('Percy arrived in camp the most dressed-up lad you ever saw)
  • signed Norman/Rockwell (lower right)
  • oil on canvas


J. Willard Loos, Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio, 1974 (bequest from the above)
American Illustrators Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above


Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts; Allentown, Pennsylvania, Allentown Art Museum, Salute to Norman Rockwell, October 1976-January 1977
Tokyo, Japan, Isetan Museum of Art; Osaka, Japan, Daimaru Museum; Nagoya, Japan, Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Norman Rockwell, February-August 1992, no. 3, p. 127, illustrated p. 5


St. Nicholas, July 1917, p. 840, illustrated 
Norman Rockwell, The Norman Rockwell Album, Garden City, New York, 1961, p. 23, illustrated
Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: Catalogue Raisonné, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, vol. II, no. S518, p. 749, illustrated p. 748

Catalogue Note

The present work appeared in the July 1917 issue of St. Nicholas magazine, accompanying a short story by Ralph Graham titled, "Making Good in a Boys' Camp." Graham's work was part of a series that described the daily experiences of five boys–Percy, Max, Dick, Gigs and Ruggles–during their time spent at a summer camp. Rockwell created several works on commission for St. Nicholas, particularly during the early years of his career.