A Norman Rockwell painting missing worth about $1 million disappeared in New York. The New York Police Department is urging the public to help them find the 1939 painting titled "Sport," Chicago Tribune reports Oct. 11.
The Norman Rockwell painting that is missing features a man sitting in a boat, with a fishing rod and wearing a yellow rain coat. In May, the painting went for $1.1 million at Sotheby's auction by a private collector from Birmingham, Ala. It appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post, as numerous Rockwell paintings have.
As the report states, "Sport" went missing in September from a warehouse used by the Welpak art moving and storage company that is located in Maspeth in Queens.
Other details surrounding the Rockwell painting are that the work was done in oil on canvas measuring 27-1/2 by 22 inches. The painting was once owned by the model Rockwell used for the art piece -- Fred Hildebrandt.
Norman Rockwell paintings normally consisted of American and family life. People engaged in various indoor and activities that had a feel good quality and nostalgia about them.