Monday, March 17, 2008

Breaking Home Ties

Which of these paintings is the real Norman Rockwell? One of these was a dupe painted by an acquaintance of Rockwell's. He owned the original but hid it and painted another one so that his ex-wife wouldn't get it. His version was featured in some Rockwell book collectors. Now all has been revealed... after the secret panel was discovered.

The artist, Don Trachte, was also the cartoonist of the Henry comic strip.


  1. I loved this episode of "If These Walls Could Talk."

    fascinating story and a funny one taboot


  2. In case anyone is wondering, Norman Rockwell's painting is the bottom one.