This is a limited edition signed lithograph by famed American artist Norman Rockwell titled “The Watchmaker of Switzerland”.
This Norman Rockwell work of art was originally an oil painting from 1948. The Original Oil on Canvas of “The Watchmaker” sold for $937,500 at Sotheby’s in 1996, which was a record-breaker at that time.
This is authorized reproduction which bears a printed signature by Norman Rockwell that looks like it was hand signed. If this lithograph was hand signed by Rockwell, it would be worth about 15,000.
Published in 1978. This subject is numbered from a limited edition of 2500.
Paper measures 33″ x 25″. Image measures 21″ x 21″.
In mint condition. Comes unframed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
This piece retails at fine galleries for $400 and up.
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The works of Norman Rockwell, a well-known 20th Century American painter and illustrator, enjoyed a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is best known for his cover illustrations of every day life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post for four decades.
He also created his work for the Boy Scouts of America, their publication Boy’s Life, calendars and other illustrations, including this wonderful illustration of a curious boy and a watchmaker.