1894 - 1978
SEEING YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS
signed Norman/Rockwell (lower right)
pencil on paper
13 ⅞ by 11 ¾ inches
(35.2 by 29.8 cm)
Executed in 1955.
The sheet is held in place with photo corners. There is mat burn along the extreme edges and the sheet appears very slightly toned. There appears to be a few pindots of possible foxing and a few minor smudges scattered throughout. There is a dot of possible staining in the upper right corner and a possible scuff near the man's shoe at lower left. There are tape remnants visible at the reverse upper corners.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Texas Commerce Bank, Houston, Texas (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired by the present owner from the above
Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, vol. I, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, no. A794, p. 551, illustrated
The present work was originally used as an advertisement for Texas Commerce Bank.