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The Love Song presents one of Rockwell's major themes, the different stages of life. A young girl wistfully listens to music played by two elderly men. The painting's title is printed on the music sheet.
An old map may suggest where the scene takes place and also recalls the image-within-an-image process Rockwell often used in his works.
Rockwell, America's premier illustrator, created more than 300 covers for the popular magazine The Saturday Evening Post, capturing with warmth and humor his idealized vision of the everyday lives of Americans.
Purchased from the artist by Freeman E. Hertzel; Anne Blackman (niece of Freeman E. Hertzel) and Sidney Blackman through Carol Smithwick; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1997.