About the Artwork

Saturday Evening Post cover, August 16, 1947.

Rockwell's youngest son, Peter, modeled as the boy for this famous illustration. Carrying his easel to the balcony of his studio, Rockwell cranked it as high as it would go and hoisted Peter onto a plank hanging over the two-story space to capture the real life sense of fright on the boy's face.

The original painting is owned by director Steven Spielberg, where it hangs in his office at Amblin Entertainment. "For me, that painting represents every motion picture just before I commit to directing it. . . That painting spoke to me the second I saw it. . . I said not only is that going in my collection, but it's going in my office so I can look at it every day of my life." Steven Spielberg, from Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, 2010.

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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.


You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool, you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.