Enhanced Giclee Print on Canvas - Smaller sizes also available All are shipped stretched on 1½-inch wooden stretcher bars, ready-to-hang
Story illustration for Ladies' Home Journal October, 1927
The motif of children and the elderly was common throughout Rockwell's career. This poignant scene combines a little boy's excitement over the prospect of a future seafaring life with the nostalgia of an old salt whose days on deck are over.
The work demonstrates Rockwell's impressionistic use of paint in the manner of William Merritt Chase.