Left: John Stuart Cloud (American, 1914–2007). Photograph for The Dugout (detail), 1948. Gelatin silver print, 9 13/16 x 7 9/16 in. (24.9 x 19.2 cm). Norman Rockwell Art Collection Trust. Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, Illinois
Right: Norman Rockwell (American, 1894–1978). The Dugout, 1948. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, September 4, 1948.Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on two sheets of conjoined cream, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper, 19 x 17 13/16 in. (48.3 x 45.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Kenneth Stuart, 71.124. ©1948 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis
Rockwell traveled to Boston with Saturday Evening Post art editor Ken Stuart to photograph fans during a doubleheader between the Boston Braves and the visiting Chicago Cubs at Braves Field. Additional images taken in the studio were used to fill out the jeering crowd. Rockwell himself can be found in the upper left corner of the painting. The artist typically used oil paints for his final work, but this is a rare example done in watercolor.