Saturday Evening Post
cover April 16, 1955. Color Collotype numbered 23/200 measures 32" x 28" and is personally signed by the artist. "Rockwell's studies show that he was initially inspired by Frans Hals' dour Dutch matrons. Using his wife Mary as the model, Rockwell began a lengthy process of photography and sketching. Over time, as the character evolved, Hals gave way to Rubens, and the hausfrau became a flirt. In all, he developed twenty preparatory drawings and oil sketches for the portrait of the lady before he was satisfied that he had captured the subtle humor of her expression."
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