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Norman Rockwell
MAKING GOOD IN A BOYS' CAMP ('PERCY ARRIVED IN CAMP THE MOST DRESSED-UP LAD YOU EVER SAW)
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LOT SOLD. 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)
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 275,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Norman Rockwell
1894 - 1978
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
34 by 18 inches
(86.4 by 45.7 cm)
Painted in 1917.
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Provenance

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

Exhibited

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

Literature

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. 

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