Norman Rockwell : Home for the Holidays : Saturday Evening Post Covers : Blog #15

Christmas: Santa Claus Reading Mail

Santa Reading Mail by Norman Rockwell 1935

This cover is also known as “Santa at his Desk” and “Letters to Santa

This painting was the sixth time that Norman Rockwell featured Santa on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
The original painting, oil on canvas, measured 35 inches by 27 inches, and is currently owned in a private collection.

The original painting sold for $657,000 on November 28, 2007 at auction by Sotheby’s in New York City. The sale exceeded its pre-auction estimate of $400,000 to $600,000.