5 Dec 2013

Rockwell painting sold for $US46m

11:16 am on 5 December 2013

A Norman Rockwell painting was sold for $US46 million at auction in New York on Wednesday.

Saying Grace shows a crowded restaurant with a grandmother and grandson bowed in prayer at a table they are sharing with two young men.

The buyer's identity was not disclosed.

The BBC reports 10 Rockwell works were sold at the auction.

Many came the family of Saturday Evening Post art editor Kenneth Stuart. Many of Rockwell's paintings were featured on the magazine's covers.