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    Signed Lithographs by the Most American of Artists

    Norman Rockwell. American Family, A Suite of Original Limited Edition Lithographs. [N.p.]: Raymond and Raymond, in association with Circle Gallery, 1972.

    Edition limited to 200 copies, of which this is number 125, with each lithograph signed in pencil by Norman Rockwell. Portfolio with loose sheets of handmade Velin d'Arches paper (approximately 25.75 x 19.5 inches) laid in, as issued. Ten lithographs, signed and numbered, pulled at Desjobert, Paris and Atelier Mourlot, Paris: "Two O'Clock Feeding," "Teacher's Pet," "Debut," "Fido's House," "Save Me," "Doctor & Boy," "Football Mascot," "Welcome," "Children at the Window," and "Puppies."

    Ten lithographs of Rockwell's pencil drawings, along with title, limitation, and captioned sheets laid into original cream cloth portfolio with silver-stamped leather title label, and red, white, and blue ties. Sheets clean and bright. Fine.

    These quintessential Norman Rockwell prints, focusing on the American family, nostalgia, and traditional values, were among those commissioned in the 1950s and '60s by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company to be used as illustrations for their national advertising campaign. These ten lithographs were personally selected by Rockwell for this publication. Scarce.


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