Originally created for the November 7, 1931 edition of the Saturday Evening Post, Trumpeter was hand proofed and printed by Circle Gallery. This full color lithograph measures 27 by 21 inches and the edition consists of 320 impressions. 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.
Norman Rockwell published over 300 original covers for the Saturday Evening Post from 1916 to 1963. While at first glance this cover seems to be a period study of a nineteenth-century bandsman, it is in fact the depiction of a twentieth-century grocer rehearsing for his part in the local marching band. If the dog's expression is any indication of how skilled this musician is, then the trumpeter's abilities are strictly those of an amateur.
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