Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 14 by 13 1/4 inches
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: The canvas is unlined. There is frame abrasion at extreme edges, stretcher bar marks at top and bottom and scattered minor surface cracking. Under UV: there is a spot of inpainting to the right of the 5 in date at center bottom edge, inpainting to frame abrasion at edges and a few other scattered dots.
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Literature: Brown & Bigelow,
Four Seasons calendar, winter 1954
The Norman Rockwell Storybook, New York, 1969, p. 31
Laurie Norton Moffatt,
Norman Rockwell: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. I, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, no. A136, p. 317, illustrated p. 316
The Rockwell Heist, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2013, p. 14, illustrated p. 17
Provenance: Commissioned by the present owner from the artist
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