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."