Norman Rockwell, ‘Swords at Weehawken’, 1938, The Illustrated Gallery
Norman Rockwell, ‘Swords at Weehawken’, 1938, The Illustrated Gallery

'Philip found himself involved in a humiliating contest with a small pig' (study for S62)

Comes with copy of the magazine

This work of art is the study for the illustration Swords at Weehawken published in American Magazine on November 1938, 'Swords at Weehawken' by Leonard Faulkner, p. 46.

Giltwood frame with linen liner and gilt filet

Excellent Condition

Signature: Signed Lower Right with Initials

Hankyu Department Store, Osaka, Japan, Aprul 4-9, 1975

Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue. Vol. II, p. 601, cat. no. S62a.

About Norman Rockwell

Few artists are as closely tied to the American identity as Norman Rockwell—though the idealistic images of happy families, playful school children, and humble towns he created during his 47-year career at the Saturday Evening Post were nostalgic even in their day. “The view of life I communicate in my pictures excludes the sordid and ugly,” the artist said. “I paint life as I would like it to be.” To create these detailed slices of life, Rockwell created meticulously planned photographic studies. After leaving the Post in the 1960s, his paintings took a more political turn, and he spent the last decade of his life creating works that dealt with issues such as civil rights and the fight against poverty.

American, 1894-1978, New York, New York, based in Stockbridge, Massachusetts