"Saturday People" - 1973
The sheet size with wide margins is 23-15/16” x 29-7/8”, Image size is 13-1/2” x 22-15/16”.
Large Format ‘Heliochrome’ Collotype Lithograph
Vintage litho, Excellent Rare+ condition, Never framed, Edition published 1973 by Circle Gallery Ltd., Collotype by Arthur Jaffe ? New York, Original oil painting for “McCall’s” October 1966, Copyright Norman Rockwell., printed by the well-known Arthur Jaffé Heliochrome Co. (Printers, 1926-1980), who was the ‘Author of Reproduction’. Charachters: Actor David McCallum (Man from Uncle), a cameo of Rockwell’s wife Molly (partially obscured behind elephant), New York City Mayor John Lindsay (evidently), soprano singer Maria Callas, actor Sean Connery, two vividly costumed fakirs (leading the elephant) who are Stockbridge residents, artist David Loveless and his son Keith Loveless (David Loveless & his wife Virginia were Rockwell’s friends and he was also a model in other Rockwell paintings), pianist Van Cliburn, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, Prince Philip, Stockbridge residents Mr. & Mrs. John F. Pullano of 510 Elm Street (she wears a white outfit and haughty expression while her husband appears rather ploddingly on one side of her and him again as a partly concealed profile and hat directly behind his full profile—Rockwell explained that he doubled up in that way because he was running out of subjects for the densely populated picture), the 13-year old Leslie in the story (who dislikes folks wearing hats, and the fakirs are well-turbanned, and a few other hats are pictured), New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, comedian Jonathan Winters, Rockwell himself (with hat & pipe), composer Leonard Bernstein, and actor Tallulah Bankhead.