right for Filter Tip Tareyton, American Tobacco Company May 1955. 17 x 20cms
beneath for Borden's Instant Coffee, free seeds offer fronted by the enormous image of the folk painter Grandma Moses' face, full page image. March 1960. A quite terrifying vision, beautifully drawn and ambitious comparisons of textures, from petals to veins.. As always Crockwell's hands are carefully posed and expertly drawn. Foreshortening held no problems for him.
Malice ? Given the rivalry and tensions between the two illustrators, is it impossible that Norman Rockwell in this ad for Rock of Ages Monuments, deliberately inscribed "Douglas" on the tomb with a malign purpose ? March 1955