Lot 629

Norman Rockwell Music Hath Charms Signed Collotype Print

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Rockwell, Norman (American, 1894-1978), Music Hath Charms, 1974, collotype print, signed and numbered 92/200 in pencil at the bottom of the image, 21.25 x 17.75 inches, matted and framed 35 x 31 inches, published by Circle Art Gallery, with their blindstamp to lower left corner. Provenance: purchased from the publisher, Circle Art Gallery, in 1975. Originally created for the November 4, 1939 edition of the Saturday Evening Post, Music Hath Charms was hand proofed and printed by Circle Gallery. Alternatively known as Sheriff Guarding Jail Cell, this painting was a classic and enduring image of the world Rockwell painted. In 1939 alone, Rockwell painted eight covers for the Saturday Evening Post, this cover being the seventh. Norman Rockwell often hired people from his neighborhood to model for his paintings. Rockwell's sheriff model for this painting was his neighbor, Harvey McKee. McKee was, in fact, the local deputy sheriff in Arlington, Vermont. He posed for the painting while suffering from a broken collarbone and a broken left hand, and if you look closely, the swelling of his broken left hand is clearly visible in the painting.


In fair condition with noticeable foxing throughout. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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