October 2017 Auction Ends Thursday, October 26th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/26/2017
Norman Rockwell personally owned and used paintbrush, gifted by Rockwell in 1972. The well-worn brush has clearly been used by the quintessential American artist, whose near-perfect illustrations captured the best of American life and values during the 20th century. Round-tip paintbrush measures 7.25'' long, with a black handle and a white ribbed ferrule. Paintbrush is accompanied by a typed letter signed by Rockwell, dated 26 September 1972 to a Reverend Paul John Rich, giving him the paintbrush in lieu of items concerning Rockwell's Boy Scout paintings. Letter reads in part, ''...I am sending along one of my paintbrushes, together with my autograph...[signed] Norman Rockwell''. Lot also includes a card showing Rockwell at his easel, with a handwritten note, ''I have done some fifty odd Calendars for The Boy Scouts of America / cordially / Norman Rockwell''. All pieces are framed together, along with a page from the ''Boy Scout Handbook'' featuring an image of a Boy Scout painted by Rockwell. Letter on Rockwell's personal stationery measures 5.25'' x 7.25'' and note measures 5.25'' x 3.25''. Custom matted and framed to an overall size of 22'' x 15''. Some dampstaining to mat and wear to frame, but overall in very good condition. Originally sold as lot 96C in Cornerstone Auction Gallery's sale in Rhode Island on 15 January 2007.
Norman Rockwell Personally Used Paintbrush -- With Letter Signed by Rockwell, Gifting the PaintbrushNorman Rockwell Personally Used Paintbrush -- With Letter Signed by Rockwell, Gifting the PaintbrushNorman Rockwell Personally Used Paintbrush -- With Letter Signed by Rockwell, Gifting the PaintbrushNorman Rockwell Personally Used Paintbrush -- With Letter Signed by Rockwell, Gifting the Paintbrush
Norman Rockwell Personally Used Paintbrush -- With Letter Signed by Rockwell, Gifting the Paintbrush
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Auction closed on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
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