Norman Rockwell Print
Main Street Stockbridge- Nice Vintage Official Norman Rockwell Print on Canvas in Excellent Condition. Perhaps one of the most well known of Rockwell's images, Home For Christmas is one of the least characteristic of his work. Rockwell painted Main Street, Stockbridge, in 1967 to epitomize the essence of Christmas in small towns across the country. At one point Rockwell considered painting the scene in watercolor so that it would take him less time. The prospect of doing all the architectural details of the townscape, a motif in which he rarely worked, loomed over him as an intimidating prospect. In the end, Rockwell decided to paint the scene in oils but enlisted the assistance of a number of talented friends to help him with the architectural details.
In addition to photographs taken of the buildings on Main Street, Rockwell drew on a variety of references to create his snowy winter scene. For sky and mountains, Rockwell used photos of snow-draped mountains in the Berkshire Hills, Vermont, and Switzerland. Prints of Siberian winter scenes provided examples of snow-covered streets. For the warm interior glows, he studied magazine images of candlelit country homes. For clothing styles, especially women's coats, he relied on illustrations in a Sears & Roebuck catalogue. Rockwell's assistant Louie Lamone photographed each building individually, and since Rockwell painted them individually, the result is a scene that lacks perspective. 32 x 11. $40