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Norman Rockwell (American, 1894 - 1978)

Second Holiday

Second Holiday

1939
oil on canvas
33 3/4 x 47 1/4 in.

Purchased with funds from the Morton R. Hirschberg Bequest, AP.2005.6.1

Second Holiday, created in 1939, accompanied a short story of the same title by Richard Sherman that appeared in American Magazine.  It told the story of the Yeamans, an elderly couple whose doctor advises them to travel to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota from their hometown of Lethana.  Treating this trip as a “holiday,” they proceeded with elaborate plans for their vacation and regaled their neighbors with details of their impending trip, as this was only their second time out of Lethana in over forty years.  The reader soon learns that Mr. Yeamans is aware of the seriousness of Mrs. Yeamans’ illness, yet he refuses to acknowledge this fact to her.  The reader then learns that Mrs. Yeamans also knows her fate and in turn, is protecting her husband from the bad news.

Visitor's Comments:

"I love the clarity of color and the intense emotion that is shown on the faces of the elderly couple - the sadness of losing the one you love." - anonymous

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American
Permanent Art Life Span: 
1894 - 1978
Catalog Number: 
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Permanent Artist First Name: 
Norman
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Rockwell
Permanent Image: 
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Permanent Year: 
1939
Permanent Period: 
20th and 21st Century European and American Art
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oil on canvas<br />33 3/4 x 47 1/4 in.

Second Holiday, created in 1939, accompanied a short story of the same title by Richard Sherman that appeared in American Magazine.  It told the story of the Yeamans, an elderly couple whose doctor advises them to travel to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota from their hometown of Lethana.  Treating this trip as a “holiday,” they proceeded with elaborate plans for their vacation and regaled their neighbors with details of their impending trip, as this was only their second time out of Lethana in over forty years.  The reader soon learns that Mr. Yeamans is aware of the seriousness of Mrs. Yeamans’ illness, yet he refuses to acknowledge this fact to her.  The reader then learns that Mrs. Yeamans also knows her fate and in turn, is protecting her husband from the bad news.

Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from the Morton R. Hirschberg Bequest
Permanent Quote: 
"I love the clarity of color and the intense emotion that is shown on the faces of the elderly couple - the sadness of losing the one you love." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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Second Holiday, created in 1939, accompanied a short story of the same title by Richard Sherman that appeared in American Magazine.  It told the story of the Yeamans, an elderly couple whose doctor advises them to travel to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota from their hometown of Lethana.  Treating this trip as a “holiday,” they proceeded with elaborate plans for their vacation and regaled their neighbors with details of their impending trip, as this was only their second time out of Lethana in over forty years.  The reader soon learns that Mr. Yeamans is aware of the seriousness of Mrs. Yeamans’ illness, yet he refuses to acknowledge this fact to her.  The reader then learns that Mrs. Yeamans also knows her fate and in turn, is protecting her husband from the bad news.

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"I love the clarity of color and the intense emotion that is shown on the faces of the elderly couple - the sadness of losing the one you love." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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Permanent Art Location: 
American
Permanent Art Life Span: 
1894 - 1978
Catalog Number: 
AP.2005.6.1
Permanent Artist First Name: 
Norman
Permanent Artist Last Name: 
Rockwell
Permanent Image: 
Add "c."?: 
No
Permanent Year: 
1939
Permanent Period: 
20th and 21st Century European and American Art
Permanent Material: 
oil on canvas<br />33 3/4 x 47 1/4 in.

Second Holiday, created in 1939, accompanied a short story of the same title by Richard Sherman that appeared in American Magazine.  It told the story of the Yeamans, an elderly couple whose doctor advises them to travel to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota from their hometown of Lethana.  Treating this trip as a “holiday,” they proceeded with elaborate plans for their vacation and regaled their neighbors with details of their impending trip, as this was only their second time out of Lethana in over forty years.  The reader soon learns that Mr. Yeamans is aware of the seriousness of Mrs. Yeamans’ illness, yet he refuses to acknowledge this fact to her.  The reader then learns that Mrs. Yeamans also knows her fate and in turn, is protecting her husband from the bad news.

Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from the Morton R. Hirschberg Bequest
Permanent Quote: 
"I love the clarity of color and the intense emotion that is shown on the faces of the elderly couple - the sadness of losing the one you love." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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