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April Fool by Norman Rockwell March 31, 1945

April Fool by Norman Rockwell - March 31, 1945

This one from 1945 shows what one author calls Rockwell’s “magnificent obsession with detail”. One of our favorite goofy details is the little flower in front – the “buttercup”. The stem and leaves support a tiny butter-colored teacup. The list of “errors” adds up to 51 – how many can you spot? There is a detail about the calendar on the tree you’ll never get…but we just threw down a gauntlet, didn’t we?

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