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Lot #1188
Mary Blair concept painting from Alice in Wonderland

Alice nears the end of the rabbit hole

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Estimate: $12000+
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Alice nears the end of the rabbit hole

(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Rare original concept painting by Mary Blair for Alice in Wonderland, showing Alice walking along a surreal checkered path as she nears the end of her descent down the rabbit hole. Blair has imagined Alice, balancing herself with outstretched arms, against a dreamlike backdrop of clouds, trees, cuckoo clocks, and living room furniture. Accomplished in tempera on 19 x 9.25 artist's board. In fine condition, with tack holes at corners. Blair was a concept artist for Disney during the 1940s and early 1950s, working on designs for such films as Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland. She also created designs for several Disney attractions (including It's a Small World), and her largest work ever, the multi-story mosaic in Disney World's Contemporary Hotel concourse. A sought-after example of Blair's original artwork, made all the more desirable by its large size and fantastical 'rabbit hole' imagery. Learn more about our Animation Expert, Harry Kleiman.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: August
  • Dates: #533 - Ended August 08, 2018