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Charwomen in Theater (Playbill) Signed Artist Proof

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Norman Rockwell (1894 - 1978) Charwomen in Theater, 1946 Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, (April 6, 1946) Media print lithography on paper.

This is a limited edition color collotype printed by circle galleries in march of 1976. A total of 295 prints of this kind were produced. A set of 200 were arobically numbered. Another set of 35 were A/P's numbered with Roman numerals. A set of 60 were unnumbered artist proof's. All of the prints made were signed in pencil by Norman Rockwell.

Charwomen in the Theater is a depiction of two cleaning ladies in a movie theater. The ladies are sitting back taking a break from their duties, relaxing and reading over a playbill. Typical details include wrinkles in their aprons, a well-worn mop and a scattering of debris. The ladies modeling for Rockwell were his neighbors and apprehensive about posing as cleaning ladies. However, Rockwell convinced them they were only acting. The print is in excellent condition very detailed with vivid color and contrast. Charwomen in the Theater was used on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on April 6, 1946.

The purchase of any limited edition Norman Rockwell print is accompanied by an Authenticity Certificate signed by our Museum Director, a complimentary one-year Museum family membership, and care and handling instructions for the print. Payment plans are available. All hand signed reproduction print purchases contribute directly to the Norman Rockwell Museum to preserve and present the art and legacy of Norman Rockwell. Please contact us for more information at 413.931.2237 or 800.742.9450. Or Email:

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