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SONG OF BERNADETTE, 1943

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About the Artwork

1943 Painting for Twentieth-Century Fox movie advertisement. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Marino Family Trust.

Rockwell received an invitation to discuss a commission for a movie poster for Twentieth Century Fox's film version of Franz Werfel's novel, The Song of Bernadette. A poverty stricken child growing up in the mid-nineteenth-century French city of Lourdes, Bernadette Soubirous has religious visions that direct her to help create a chapel in a grotto containing a spring with miraculous healing properties. Jennifer Jones, chosen by Fox to portray Bernadette, won the 1944 Academy Award for best female performance for this, her first motion picture role.

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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.