Between 1916 and 1963, Norman Rockwell created more than 300 covers for The Saturday Evening Post. One of his most popular covers was the endearing Sunset, a simple yet evocative image that captures the essence of young love. Also known as Puppy Love and Spooners, it first appeared in 1926 and stood in stark contrast to the exuberance and excesses of the Roaring Twenties.
The painting shows a young boy and his girlfriend sitting on a homemade bench, watching the sunset. Filled with the romance of young love, it also shows a sad puppy and an abandoned fishing pole in the foreground – symbols that time moves on and priorities always change.
“I call myself an illustrator but I am not an illustrator. Instead I paint storytelling pictures which are quite popular but unfashionable.”
The meticulously crafted ingot features a precise replica of Norman Rockwell's original artwork.
Publication Date: April 24, 1926