DALLAS (AP) — A rendering by Norman Rockwell of one of his best known paintings is expected to sell next month at auction for at least $300,000.
An Austin family recently discovered they had the study — the last practice run before a painter creates the original — for Rockwell’s “Tough Call.”READ MORE: 2 People Found Dead Inside Abandoned School In Parker County
The painting with three umpires looking skyward pondering whether to call a game because of rain arguably is the most recognizable of his baseball-themed works.
The original is in the possession of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.READ MORE: Tony Evans Jr., Lancaster Football Player And University Of Wyoming Recruit, Killed In Shooting At Dallas Hotel
The Austin family had thought they had a print of the work before they had it examined.
Dallas-based Heritage Auctions is accepting bids on the work starting Aug. 19.
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