1894 - 1978
FATHER LEADS HIS SON THROUGH HIS PLANT
signed Norman/Rockwell (lower left) and inscribed Texas National Bank (in the lower margin beneath the mat)
pencil on paper
14 by 14 ¾ inches
(35.6 by 37.5 cm)
Executed in 1955.
The sheet appears to be slightly toned and is held in place with photo corners. There is minor mat burn and remnants from a previous mounting at edges. There are a few minor handling creases near the edges.
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. A791, p. 551, illustrated.
The present work was originally used as an advertisement for Texas Commerce Bank.