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The Dugout

Norman Rockwell

American Art

Rockwell traveled to Boston with Saturday Evening Post art editor Ken Stuart to photograph fans during a doubleheader between the Boston Braves and the visiting Chicago Cubs at Braves Field. Additional images taken in the studio were used to fill out the jeering crowd. Rockwell himself can be found in the upper left corner of the painting. The artist typically used oil paints for his final work, but this is a rare example done in watercolor.
MEDIUM Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on two sheets of conjoined cream, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper
DATES 1948
DIMENSIONS 19 x 17 13/16 in. (48.3 x 45.2 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower left: "Normal Rockwell"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Kenneth Stuart
RIGHTS STATEMENT © 1944 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.
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CAPTION Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). The Dugout, 1948. Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on two sheets of conjoined cream, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper, 19 x 17 13/16 in. (48.3 x 45.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Kenneth Stuart, 71.124. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.124_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 71.124_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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