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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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http://collection.nrm.org/search.do?view=lightbox&keyword=%22country+gentleman%22&db=object

http://www.nrm.org/2010/02/norman-rockwell-museum-announces-new-illustration-art-acquisitions

Details

  • Title: Fishing Trip, They'll Be Coming Back Next Week
  • 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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