I have found my Norman Rockwell calendars and have decided to revive my Rockwell Wednesdays. This painting is titled "Lands of Enchantment" and being the book lover I am, is one of my favorites.
Rockwell had deep respect for the golden age of illustration when beautiful editions of Dante, Shakespeare, and Walter Scott were popular. However, popular demand was changing, and readers were looking for humor and reader identification. In this illustration, which appeared on the Post cover on November 10, 1923, Rockwell pays tribute to authors of the golden age with precise details in the castle, and he depicts modern illustration demands with the Walter Mitty reader.
Sunrise: 7:23 a.m.
Sunset: 4:49 p.m.
9 hours and 26 minutes of daylight