Saturday Evening Post March 1, 1942.
To assure a successful cover, Rockwell grabs the viewer's attention with a trick he matches the cover girl's face perfectly to the schoolgirl's body. By picturing a reader so engrossed in the Post, Rockwell emphasizes the interest and allure of the magazine, thus promoting its sale on newsstands. Beyond the gimmick, a story of growing up emerges in the simple scene of commuting to school. A young girl will soon leave behind her scuffed saddle shoes for polished heels and her cozy mittens for kidskin gloves.
In 1943 the original painting was given as a gift to Walt Disney, with Rockwell's personalized inscription "To Walt Disney, one of the really great artists, from an admirer, Norman Rockwell." In 2001 the painting was donated to the Norman Rockwell Museum by the Disney family.
QualityNorman Rockwell Museum Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections and exhibitions of the Norman Rockwell Museum. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
SelectionMany of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.