A Sweet Gift for the Norman Rockwell Museum

  • February 12, 2015 19:09

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"Boy and Girl Gazing at the Moon (Puppy Love)" by Norman Rockwell.
Norman Rockwell Museum Collection, SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., announced just ahed of Valentine's a gift of one of the artist's most recognizable--and sweet--works, reports The New York Times. "Boy and Girl Gazing at the Moon (Puppy Love)" was made as a Saturday Evening Post cover in 1926, and features two children with arms across shoulders and a cuddly puppy against a moon backdrop.

Gifted by Bill Millis and his family, of High Point, N.C., the painting was originally purchased in 1975 for about $27,000. Now, the price for such a work by the beloved American illustrator would likely be far beyond the museum's grasp.

A record $46 million was paid in 2013 for Rockwell's "Saying Grace."

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