7 March 2008
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Sketch for "The Scarlet Letter"
signed and inscribed 'study for illustration/of "The Scarlet Letter." Norman Rockwell' (lower center)
oil on board
18¼ x 14½ in. (46.4 x 36.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1966.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1976.
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L.N. Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, pp. 1142-43, no. M138a, illustrated.
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