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THE THREE UMPIRES (GAME CALLED BECAUSE OF RAIN, TOUGH CALL), 1949

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About the Artwork

Saturday Evening Post cover April 23, 1949.

One of Norman Rockwell's truly iconic images, Game Called Because of Rain (Tough Call) pays tribute to one of the unsung heroes of baseball: the umpire. The illustration depicts three men standing in the middle of a ball field, deliberating over whether to continue the game in the midst of uncertain weather conditions. The original painting is now part of the collection of The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, where it has become a favorite attraction for visitors.

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Norman 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.

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Many 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.