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NORMAN ROCKWELL (1894-1978)

 
NORMAN ROCKWELL - The Art Critic - collotype on paper - 30 1/2 x 27 1/2 NORMAN ROCKWELL - The Art Critic - collotype on paper - 30 1/2 x 27 1/2 NORMAN ROCKWELL - The Art Critic - collotype on paper - 30 1/2 x 27 1/2 NORMAN ROCKWELL - The Art Critic - collotype on paper - 30 1/2 x 27 1/2 NORMAN ROCKWELL - The Art Critic - collotype on paper - 30 1/2 x 27 1/2 NORMAN ROCKWELL - The Art Critic - collotype on paper - 30 1/2 x 27 1/2
The Art Critic30 1/2 x 27 1/2 collotype on paper
Provenance
Private Collection, Texas
Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, California

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