Famous Norman Rockwell Painting Lost 40 Years Ago Found By The FBI

By Genevieve Gatia on Mar 31, 2017 02:17 PM EDT

A famous Norman Rockwell painting was stolen in Cherry Hill more than 40 years ago but has now been found by the FBI. However, the FBI did not reveal the identity of the person from where he or she lived and how it was acquired but they set time for the news conference on Friday.

According to NBC Philadelphia, FBI retrieved a 1919 Norman Rockwell painting that was stolen more than 40 years ago from New Jersey Home. Norman Rockwell's Painting was often called "Lazybones" or "Boy Asleep with hoe" it is oil canvas and it has more or less 25 inches by 28 1/2 inches.

Moreover, the lawyer of the accused said that his or her client already seen stories about the stolen painting in the media in recent years because they thought it was just a replica. However, the lawyer claimed that they eventually realized the truth that it was the original copy. The famous painting of Norman Rockwell was worth more than $1 million.

According to TMZ, Rockwell's painting will be returned to its true owner, Susan Murta, who just last saw the painting in her parent's house way back when she was 18. Susan Murta's father was the one who really bought the painting for $75 when her father accidentally hit it with the pool cue way back 1954.

Meanwhile, Norman Rockwell in his early life he transferred from high school to chase Art School at the age of 14, went to the National Academy of Design in New York and finally to the Art Students League in Manhattan NYC.  Rockwell's notable work was "Willie Gillis", "The Problem We All Live With", "Four Freedoms", and lastly "Rosie The Riveter."

Norman Rockwell and his family moved to New Rochelle in New York when Norman was 21 years old. They all shared a studio with the cartoonist Clyde Forsythe, who worked for the "The Saturday Evening Post."

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