Project Description

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978)
After the Prom (Study for Saturday Evening Post, May 25, 1957)
Charcoal on paper
29 by 27 image, 30 by 28 sheet size
Signed lower right: Sincerely / Norman / Rockwell

Acquired directly from the artist
Private collection, Maine

Norman Rockwell, A Definitive Catalogue, Laurie Norton Moffatt, introduction by David H. Wood, the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, distributed by the University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 1986, p. 213, Number C483a (a variation, less finished, is illustrated in the Catalogue Raisonne)

The work illustrated in the Catalogue Raisonne is scored, and less finished. The boy holds the girl’s sweater over his left forearm, fully realized in the current work, not in the catalogue Raisonne version.