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    Sale 1972

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    7 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 167

    Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)

    Study for "The Spirit of '76"

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
    Study for "The Spirit of '76"
    signed, dated and inscribed 'Discarded color sketch for the/1976 Boy Scout Calandar./sincerely/Norman Rockwell/June 28th, 1976.' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    42 x 35 in. (106.7 x 88.9 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1976.


    Literature

    L.N. Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, pp. 296-97, no. A98b, illustrated.