In 2009, through the generosity of the Rodger P. Nordblom family, Norman Rockwell Museum acquired two 1919 paintings Rockwell created for The Country Gentleman: Fishing Trip, They’ll Be Coming Back Next Week and The Catch. The paintings were part of a series of cover illustrations Rockwell created for the magazine between 1917 and 1920, following the antics of four fictional young boys: Master Reginald Claude Fitzhugh, Tubby Doolittle, Rusty Doolittle, and Chuck Peterskin. The two illustrations were published consecutively, in order to complete a narrative about the boys’ varying degrees of success during a fishing trip.

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  • Title: Fishing Trip, They'll Be Coming Back Next Week
  • Creator Lifespan: Feb. 3, 1894 - Nov. 8, 1978
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Stockbridge, MA
  • Creator Birth Place: New York City
  • Date Created: 1919
  • Physical Dimensions: w736.6 x h736.6 mm (Without frame)
  • Ilustrator: Norman Rockwell
  • Credit Line: Fishing Trip, They'll Be Coming Back Next Week, 1919, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978).Oil on canvas. Painting for Country Gentleman cover, April 26, 1919.29" x 29". Gift of the Rodger P. Nordblom Family. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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