'Sport' Was Painted In 1939, Used As Saturday Evening Post Cover

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Tuesday were searching for a thief who took a Norman Rockwell painting from a storage facility in the Maspeth section of Queens.

Around 7 p.m. Sept. 13, the painting entitled “Sport” was discovered missing from the Welpak Art Moving and Storage facility at 58-60 Grand Ave. in Queens.

The painting is about 22 inches by 28 inches and is oil paint on canvas, and was housed in a wooden frame. It shows a man in a row boat named “Sport” wearing a yellow rain jacket and a hat outfitted with lures, smoking a pipe and holding a fishing pole.

Rockwell painted the picture in 1939, and it was used as a Saturday Evening Post cover.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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