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(3) Norman Rockwell Signed Baseball Prints in Framed Displays with (2) Lithos including AP

Lot Number 1779

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Nothing evokes a sense of nostalgia like the work of beloved artist Norman Rockwell. For decades, the New York City born painter delighted Saturday Evening Post readers with classic works, that are among the most famous of the 20th Century. Rockwell's style was easy to relate to, as he captured the essence of everyday life. For a long time now, baseball has been a big part of life in America, and Rockwell produced several celebrated works related to our National Pastime, including those represented here, with the (3) offered prints in framed displays. Rockwell (d.1978) has signed (2) of the prints directly, which are both limited edition lithographs, including one Artist's Proof. The third piece is framed with a Rockwell cut signature, and his (3) signatures average ("9-10") potency. Auction LOA from JSA.


Featured are:


"Choosing Up" Artist's Proof, with a familiar scene of boys determining the sides for their game. This 20x24 "A/P" lithograph print presents in excellent condition, and is framed to overall dimensions of 29x33.


"100th Year of Baseball", with a 19th Century pitcher and umpire, LE numbered "96/200". This 20x26 lithograph print presents in excellent condition, and is framed to overall dimensions of 28x34. 


"The Dugout", with Chicago Cubs batboy and team members featuring expressions that sum up the Cubs dismal last-place finish in 1948, with a jeering crowd behind them. This 22x23 print is lightly stained at bottom center, but remains pleasing, in a 27x33 frame. Rockwell's signature is located on a cut at bottom, and a Charlie Grimm signed ("9-10") index card is mounted on the back. Grimm was the Cubs manager in 1948. 

 

Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.



 
 
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