Norman Rockwell’s Saying Grace sold at Sotheby’s in New York City on December 4 for $46,085,000 (includes buyer’s premium), setting a new record for a Rockwell painting.
The unidentified buyer and underbidder were bidding via the telephone.
The previous auction record for Norman Rockwell painting was set when Breaking Home Ties sold for $15,416,000 at Sotheby’s in New York City on November 29, 2006.
Norman Rockwell, Saying Grace, signed Norman Rockwell (lower center), oil on canvas, 43" by 41", painted in 1951. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.