NORMAN ROCKWELL PLATE -GORHAM "THE MARRIAGE LICENCE

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 24,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction
The Marriage License 's a classic Rockwell collector plate entitled " The Marriage License. " Issued in 1976 by Gorham.

PLATE #C16706

Beautiful gold trim, Saturday Evening Post, June 11, 1955 on rear. Numbered . It's 10 1/4" wide and in excellent condition.

T can be little doubt that this is one of Rockwell's finest works. The idea behind it is simple enough: The artist contrasts the young couple applying for a marriage license with the elderly clerk who has seen it all a thousand times before."

"The old clerk occupies an office that like him, seems to belong to the past. It contains rows of dusty volumes and an ornate potbellied stove. Paint is peeling from the dingy walls and cigarette butts are scattered on the floor. But the tall sash window lets in the early summer light, which falls on the young couple, bathing them in its glow and causing them to stand out from their surroundings. Their concentration on the task at hand is such that the surroundings have no meaning for them anyway...."

GORHAM CHINA COLLECTOR'S PLATE

NORMAN ROCKWELL SERIES C.1976

EXCELLENT CONDITION!

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