Originally created as a cover illustration for the Saturday Evening Post
cover, Jul 21, 1928, The Hayseed Critic was re-printed by Eleanor Ettinger Galleries in December 1976. This 10 color lithograph was printed on archival arches rag paper, and is part of a total circulation of 25 Artist Proofing's (A/P). The edition consists of 260 impressions on papier d'Arches. 200 were numbered and 60 artists proofs were signed in pencil by Norman Rockwell. An additional 35 prints signed and designated with roman numerals were reserved for Rockwell. 25 deluxe signed proofs were also printed on Inomachi Nacre (Japon) paper. Measuring 21" x 27" inches,this Artist Proof lithograph is personally signed by the artist in graphite pen on the lower right hand side.
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