(Walt Disney Studios, 1959) Magnificent original concept painting by Eyvind Earle for Sleeping Beauty, which depicts in mesmerizing detail the film’s iconic castle from high atop the countryside. From the perspective of a distant observer emerging from a forest, the castle and the surrounding cliffs and farmland combine beautifully as an engrossing fairy tale vista, with the immense white castle and its flag-tipped towers rising majestically above the fertile landscape. Accomplished in gouache on 21.75 x 9.75 artist's board, signed in the lower right corner in purple paint by Earle. In fine condition, with tack holes to corners. A simply mesmerizing depiction of the Sleeping Beauty castle from the beginning of the film, captured brilliantly by Earle with his trademark flora and marvelous use of space and color.
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