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Property from a Private California Collection

Norman Rockwell

Baker Reading Diet Book

Auction Closed

November 15, 01:19 AM GMT


4,000,000 - 6,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a Private California Collection

Norman Rockwell

1894 - 1978

Baker Reading Diet Book

signed Norman / Rockwell (lower left)

oil on canvas

27 by 25 in. 68.6 by 63.5 cm.

Executed in 1953.

This work is being sold with an original copy of the January 3, 1953 issue of The Saturday Evening Post on which it was featured.




1894 - 1978年


款識:藝術家簽名 Norman / Rockwell(左下) 


27 x 25 英寸;68.6 x 63.5 公分


Martin Ackerman, New York
Private Collection (acquired from the above circa 1968)
Thence by descent to the present owner
The Saturday Evening Post, 3 January 1953, illustrated on the cover
Thomas Buechner, Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator, New York, 1970, no. 175, p. 475, illustrated
Christopher Finch, Norman Rockwell's America, New York, 1975, p. 20, illustrated
Dr. Donald R. Stoltz and Marshall L. Stoltz, Norman Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post: The Later Years, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 118, illustrated
Mary Moline, Norman Rockwell Encyclopedia: A Chronological Catalog of the Artist's Work, 1910-1978, Indianapolis, 1979, p. 79, illustrated
Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, vol. I, Stockbridge, 1986, no. C464, p. 192, illustrated
Jan Cohn, Covers of The Saturday Evening Post: Seventy Years of Outstanding Illustration from America's Favorite Magazine, New York, 1995, p. 236, illustrated
Ron Schick, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, New York, 2009, p. 97