Norman Rockwell
American, 1894-1978
Cupid's Visit
Oil on canvas, signed lower right
For the April 5th,1924 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, volume 196, issue 40. Depicting a lovestruck young gentleman seated in the grass with hands clasped, wistfully attentive to the cherub whispering in his ear. Behind acrylic, framed, labeled to verso for Bernard Danenberg Galleries, New York, stock no. 003345, with additional labels extant.

Literature: T. Buechner, Norman Rockwell: A Sixty Year Retrospective, New York, 1972, p. 44, illustrated (cover).
L.N. Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, p. 96-97, no. C253, illustrated.

  • Martin Diamond Fine Art, New York;
    Bernard Danenberg Galleries, New York;
    Acquired in June of 1973 from Trosby Galleries, Palm Beach, FL;
    Dr. & Mrs. Herman Shyken;
    By descent.

    Extant documents include an appraisal dated June 20th, 1973 from Trosby Galleries; a certificate of authenticity from Trosby Galleries signed and notarized, dated June 21st; as well as a later appraisal from the same source, signed and notarized, dated February 4th, 1976.
  • Dimensions:
  • Stretcher: 26 x 20 3/4 in. (66 x 52.7 cm.), frame: 33 1/4 x 28 in. (84.5 x 71.1 cm.)
  • Artist Name:
  • Norman Rockwell
  • Medium:
  • Oil on canvas, signed lower right
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