Two Old Men & Dog- No Swimming from the Four Seasons Portfolio
This black and white lithograph, measuring 21 by 20 inches, is one of four lithographs in a specially designed portfolio, hand proofed and printed by Circle Gallery. The edition consists of 320 impressions: 200 numbered and 60 artist proofs signed in pencil by Norman Rockwell. An additional 35 impressions were pencil signed and designated with roman numerals. 25 deluxe signed artist proofs were printed on Inomachi Nacre (Japon) paper.
Brown and Bigelow commissioned Rockwell to produce numerous four season calendars. Two Old Men & Dog- No Swimming, used for the 1953 calendar, was a typical scene that strived to capture the essence of the season. It aimed “to convey something of feeling of the seasons by the poses.” The variety of poses used for the old men and dog allowed Rockwell to achieve specific moods. He captured the quiet and reflective nature of the seasons. –Norman Rockwell from Rockwell on Rockwell
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