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Presented is a Norman Rockwell signature on a limited-edition color lithographic print of his 1964 illustration, “Ben Franklin’s Colonial Philadelphia.” The 19½ x 25½-inch unframed lithographic print depicts Market Street in Old Philadelphia, with a sign over one of the buildings for “B. Franklin, Printer.” Rockwell has illustrated the founding father of the United States peering out the doorway of his print shop at the passersby on the cobblestoned streets of Philadelphia, with Independence Hall in the background and two kites flying over the scene. The famed American artist has signed his name in gray graphite in the lower right margin of the print. The lower left corner is inscribed “106/200” in gray graphite/e.  Rockwell created this illustration and others for a 1964 edition of “Poor Richard’s Almanacks” as originally written by Franklin in the late 1700s. A total of 295 prints of this kind were produced. This particular print was part of a folio titled "Poor Richard's Almanacks." A set of 200 were numbered. Another set of 35 were Artist’s Proofs numbered with Roman numerals. A set of 60 were unnumbered. All of the prints made were signed in pencil by Norman Rockwell. This item comes with a full LOA from JSA (Z39226).

Norman Rockwell Signed Benjamin Franklin Philadelphia Lithograph (JSA)
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,353.00
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
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