This hand signed in pencil color collotype is a Saturday Evening Post
cover, August 16, 1947. The Artist's Proof measures 30" x 24" and was beautifully printed by Circle Galleries Publishing.
The edition consists of 260 impressions on papier d'Arches. 200 were numbered and 60 artist proofs were signed in pencil by Norman Rockwell. 35 impressions, pencil signed and designated with roman numerals were reserved for the artist, and an additional 25 deluxe signed proofs were printed on Inomachi Nacre (Japon) paper.
Rockwell's youngest son, Peter, modeled as the boy for this famous illustration. Carrying his easel to the balcony of his studio, Rockwell cranked it as high as it would go and hoisted Peter onto a plank hanging over the two-story space to capture the real life sense of fright on the boy's face.
The original painting is owned by director Steven Spielberg, where it hangs in his office at Amblin Entertainment.
"For me, that painting represents every motion picture just before I commit to directing it. . . That painting spoke to me the second I saw it. . . I said not only is that going in my collection, but it's going in my office so I can look at it every day of my life."
Purchases of any limited edition Norman Rockwell print is accompanied by an authenticity certificate signed by our museum director. Purchases come with a museum family membership, along with care and handling instructions for the print. Payments may be made through our interest free 10 month layaway plan. All artist proof purchases contribute directly to the museum endowment. Please ask for more assistance.