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NORMAN ROCKWELL HAND-SIGNED OFFSET LITHOGRAPH, THE DUGOUT, 1948

$1,400.00

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This hand-signed offset lithograph of Norman Rockwell's painting, The Dugout, is one of baseball's most iconic images, as well as one of his best-known Saturday Evening Post covers

NORMAN ROCKWELL (1894-1978) HAND-SIGNED OFFSET LITHOGRAPH OF THE DUGOUT, "Sincerely, Norman Rockwell", in blue ballpoint on the lower border, museum-quality matting and frame in Chicago blue colors to an overall size of 8.25 x 10.5. the original art appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post September 8, 1948. Here's how the Norman Rockwell Museum describes this iconic image: "For the Chicago baseball teams, 1948 was a disastrous season. Both the Cubs and the White Sox finished at the bottom of their respective leagues, and the White Sox performance was especially dismal. Rockwell painted this study of a disconsolate dugout, turning it into a tableau that summed up the frustration of an entire city." The line up in the dugout that day: Bob Rush the pitcher, Charlie Grimm the manager, Al-Rube-Walker the catcher, and Johnny Schmitz the All-Star pitcher. The young man standing on the grass was the Boston Braves batboy Frank McNulty who was asked to stand in as the Cub's batboy, and Rockwell had a hard time getting him to stop smiling because his team was beating the Cubs. In fine condition, ready for display.

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