Norman Rockwell

The Jester

Auction Closed

November 22, 10:23 PM GMT


1,000,000 - 1,500,000 USD

Lot Details


Norman Rockwell

1894 - 1978

The Jester

signed Norman Rockwell (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 31 ⅛ by 25 ⅛ inches (79.1 by 63.8 cm)

framed: 37 ¾ by 31 ¾ inches (95.9 by 80.6 cm)

Painted in 1939.

Please note this lot is subject to a guarantee and an irrevocable bid.
Mr. G.A. Goodwin, Stuart, Florida
Eleanor Ettinger, New York, 1979 (acquired from the above)
Estate of the above
Acquired by the present owner from the above
The Saturday Evening Post, February 11, 1939, cover illustration
Thomas S. Buechner, Norman Rockwell, Artist & Illustrator, New York, 1970, no. 336, n.p., illustrated
Christopher Flinch, Norman Rockwell: 332 Magazine Covers, New York, 1979, pp. 283, 294
Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell, A Definitive Catalogue, vol. I, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, no. C373, pp. 140-41, illustrated 
New York, Bernard Danenberg Galleries; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of the Arts; Brooklyn, New York, The Brooklyn Museum; Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art; San Antonio, Texas, McNay Art Museum; San Francisco, California, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Art Center; Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art; Omaha, Nebraska, Joslyn Art Museum; Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Norman Rockwell; A Sixty Year Retrospective, February 1972- April 1973, p. 75, illustrated
Osaka, Japan, Hankyu Department Store; New York, Bernard Danenberg Galleries, Norman Rockwell, April-June 1975
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, The Norman Rockwell Museum, 2009-11 (on loan)