This limited edition offset print is an image rendered by Norman Rockwell entitled We Thank Thee, Oh Lord for the Boys Scouts of America. The print was used for the Boy Scouts of America 1974 calendar illustration. The image is a depiction scouts praying before a meal. The print has rich vibrant colors and is in pristine condition and has not been conserved. An outstanding features of this print is in Norman Rockwell's eye for detail that engages the viewer. The print measures 18 X 14 inches and is hand signed by Norman Rockwell at the bottom in permanent marker. In 1924 Rockwell painted what was to become a half century of calendars for the Scouting Organization. The yearly calendar was published by Brown & Bigelow, one of the nation's largest calendar publishers and featured a Scouting theme. In the early years Rockwell donated his services partly in gratitude for the opportunity they had given him as a young illustrator and partly in support of the merits of Scouting. Today the Boys Scouts of America own a sizable portion of the fifty-two calendar scenes which Rockwell painted. Most of the pictures featured Scouts from Rockwell's hometowns notably, New Rochelle, Arlington, and Stockbridge, where even the troop numbers were recorded in accurate detail. The calendar series continued for fifty two years until 1976.
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 hand signed reproduction print 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
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