About the Artwork

Saturday Evening Post cover April 29 1939.

To match its casual subject, Rockwell tailors Sport with loose impressionistic brushwork. This is one of a handful of Post cover paintings for which Rockwell painted in the Post masthead. Not missing any opportunity to communicate the feeling of dampness, Rockwell paints the letters to appear as if they are dissolving in the rain and droplets are added to the subject's fishing line, chin, and nose. Although the overall mood is one of gloom, the repetition of color accents adds interest. The blush of the fisherman's cheek tells us it's not only damp, it's cold.

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Norman Rockwell Museum Custom Prints is your exclusive source for custom reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Norman Rockwell Museum. All items that are offered are produced using gallery-quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as modern technology will allow.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We offer all 321 of the iconic works Rockwell created as Saturday Evening Post covers, including many other classic illustrations from his archive.


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