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Mary Blair concept painting of Big Ben from Peter Pan

Flying lessons over London with Peter Pan

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Flying lessons over London with Peter Pan

(Walt Disney Studios, 1953) Beautiful original concept painting by Mary Blair of Peter Pan and the Darling children of Wendy, John, and Michael soaring over London en route to the island of Never Land. Accomplished in tempera and watercolor on a 9.75 x 8.75 illustration board, the scene wonderfully portrays the moment that Peter and Tinker Bell teach the Darling children to fly, leading them on a starry night over rooftops and bridges before coming to rest on the minute hand of Big Ben. The scene is exquisitely captured with various elements of light: the shine of a full moon, the glow of the Big Ben clock, and the soft twinkle of several distant stars. In fine condition, with tack holes to corners and some soiling to borders.

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.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #587 - Ended July 08, 2020