Lot #668
Eyvind Earle concept painting of Castle Parade from Sleeping Beauty

A cause for celebration—masterful concept painting for Sleeping Beauty
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Estimate: $3000+


A cause for celebration—masterful concept painting for Sleeping Beauty

(Walt Disney Studios, 1959) Remarkable original concept painting by Eyvind Earle for Sleeping Beauty, which depicts in gorgeous detail a castle window with passing parade of elegantly dressed ladies and knights on horseback, a scene from the opening of the film when King Stefan and Queen Leah proclaim a holiday in honor of their newborn daughter, Princess Aurora. In trademark Earle fashion, the painting offers a unique and intimate perspective, with the long lancet window, framed by slate-blue bricks, revealing a crowd of joyous passersby, vibrantly colored with the upper portion marked with rich banners and flags against a background of a crenelated fortress wall. Accomplished in gouache on 10 x 23.5 artist's board, signed boldly in the lower right corner in green paint by Earle. Archivally framed to an overall size of 13.25 x 26.75. In fine condition. Commissioned by Walt Disney for the Disneyland Castle Diorama, this spectacular piece is one of the largest Sleeping Beauty paintings by Earle we've offered, and is made all the more rare and desirable by its attractive vertical format.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020