1894 - 1978
WHAT DO YOU TEACH A BOY OF TWELVE?
signed Norman/Rockwell (lower right) and inscribed Texas Nat'l Bank (in the lower margin beneath the mat)
pencil on paper
image: 11 ½ by 11 ¼ inches (29.2 by 28.6 cm)
sheet: 14 ¼ by 12 ⅜ inches (36.2 by 31.4 cm)
Executed in 1955.
The sheet is held in place with photo corners. The sheet appears very slightly toned with a few scattered pindots of foxing throughout. There appears to be remnants of tape from a previous mounting along the extreme edges and a 1/2 inch repaired tear at the extreme lower left edge visible beneath the mat. There are pencil notations present in the lower margin.
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. A795, p. 551, illustrated
The present work was originally used as an advertisement for Texas Commerce Bank.