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    Norman Perceval Rockwell (1894-1978) Original Preliminary Illustration (1949).
    Titled: A Christmas Prayer. Study for a Hallmark Greeting card.
    Graphite on paper, framed (29.5 x 27), sight size approximately 13 x 11. Signed lower right; additionally signed and inscribed "My love and admiration to a very nice girl, Diana Mugnaini. Sincerely, Norman Rockwell."
    Diana Mugnaini is the daughter of noted illustrator Joseph Mugnaini (1912-1992).*
    This preliminary drawing is listed and pictured in Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalog (Moffatt), Volume 1, pp. 422 & 423, item A443b.

    *The Mugnaini family were close friends of the Rockwells and Diana modeled for Rockwell several times. Diana and Joseph Mugnaini were two of the models for Norman Rockwell's painting entitled Traffic Conditions, which was published as a cover for The Saturday Evening Post July 9, 1949.

    keywords: illustrator, drawing, Americana, religious, children, family


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