Three original Rockwells are missing. Do you have one of them? Rockwell was one of America's foremost illustrators. The Coca- Cola Company commissioned him to paint six different illustrations, including four calendars, one billboard and one magazine ad for the Saturday Evening Post.
The Company now possesses three of six original artworks it commissioned from Rockwell between 1928 and 1935, and would like to acquire the other three.
"Barefoot Boy" was acquired from a retired printing company executive who had obtained it from the firm that produced the original calendar. The two other Rockwells the company has located -- "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" from 1934 and "Out Fishin'" from 1935 -- remained in the Atlanta area before the company found them.
The newly found painting, "Barefoot Boy," depicts a Tom Sawyer look-alike holding a bottle of
The Company is actively searching for these works:
"The Old Oaken Bucket," 1932 - A boy sitting on a well with a small wooden barrel of bottles of
"Wholesome Refreshment," - A 1928 sepia tone magazine ad for The Saturday Evening Post in which a smiling young man in a sweater and knickers lounges with a
"Office Boy - 4 p.m. - The Pause That Refreshes," - A 1930 outdoor poster in which a smiling boy, dressed in a suit and tie and carrying a tray with two bottles of
If one of the works Rockwell created for
P.O. Box 1734,
Atlanta, GA 30301.