This is a limited edition print. A total of 320 prints of this kind were produced. A set of 200 were numbered. Another set of 35 were A/P's numbered with Roman numerals. A set of 60 were unnumbered; another set of 25 were unnumbered and printed on Japon paper. All of the prints made were signed in pencil by Norman Rockwell.
After relocating from New Rochelle, NY, to Arlington, VT, in 1941. With professional models not so readily available, Rockwell began using his neighbors as inspiration for his illustrated stories. Every few weeks his neighbors began appearing as subjects on such Post covers as The Gossips, which appeared in March 1948. Rockwell includes himself in this sequential story as the subject of the characters' conversation.
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 artist proof 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: MDuffy@nrm.org