Description: Portrait of Honora Gifford
Comment: As discussed briefly in the book(s) Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue and in further depth elsewhere... this is one of a series of portraits that Rockwell did at the Peggy Worthington Best studio in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Interesting historically because... reading a little bit between the lines here... like most accomplished illustrators, Rockwell got a little tired of “being Norman Rockwell” the Best Studio sessions allowed him to loosen up and approach picture-making with a little bit of a different approach than would have been his norm. Rockwell is so often saddled with monikers along the lines of “America’s storyteller” that it’s refreshing to see him relaxed and showing his abilities beyond a compelling narrative.
Price: $27,000 (+ $100 domestic shipping)