Coming now from the deceased estate of Debbie Reynolds, it passed at Profiles in History in October 2017 with an excessive estimate. It is now estimated $ 800K for sale by Heritage in Dallas on May 4, lot 68002.
I introduced it as follows before the previous auctions :
On May 29, 1926, the Saturday Evening Post celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. Norman Rockwell symbolizes this event by showing Benjamin Franklin, quill pen in hand for signing the document, his face turned towards the viewer. This figure on a light background is a nice example of the usual care of the artist for readability.
This image meets a dual logics. First : Franklin, subtle polemicist, renowned scientist, ambassador of freedom, alter ego of the "Poor Richard", has remained a popular figure. On the other hand, the Saturday Evening Post claimed to be the successor of the Pennsylvania Gazette founded by him.
SOLD for $ 760K including premium
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