Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) mixed media on paper (oil/gouache) illustration of a pirate with ship vignette to the right side. Red monogrammed signature lower right. 13" H x 10 1/8" W. Provenance: This painting was given to the commercial artist Dean Bentley (b. 1915) by the nephews of Norman Rockwell during the period he owned a ski shop in Kane, PA near Kane Manor in the Alleghany Mountains. Norman Rockwell's nephews resided in the Kane, PA area and selected some of Norman Rockwell's paintings to be displayed in the ski shop. Their father, Jarvis Rockwell (brother of Norman Rockwell), was a toy designer at the Holgate Toy Company in Kane, Pa. When the Rockwell family moved away from Kane, Dean told the Jarvis Rockwell family he would like to have a Rockwell painting so they sent him this work. Possession passed to Dean Bentley's wife, Virginia, in 1963 and remained with her to the present. Condition: Paper laid down on board with overall toning. Some water stains. Board and paper most likely trimmed down from the original.
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