Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, Stockbridge, MA, c. 1986, no. 5389
Correspondence between the original owner and Norman Rockwell dated October 27, 1973 accompanies this piece
Note on Rockwell's tecnique from The Norman Rockwell Museum:
With regard to the technique of glazing the painted area, Rockwell would spot glaze to make certain areas of a painting pop – we have seen that throughout his career. The white paint is likely oil over a loosely painted gesso ground that covers the entire surface. He sometimes used this technique when working quickly on ads or story illustrations such as this one, where drawn elements sufficed in certain areas and where the backgrounds were not detailed.