7 March 2008,
Price realised USD 58,600
USD 50,000 - USD 70,000
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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Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1976.
L.N. Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, pp. 296-97, no. A98b, illustrated.
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