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Lot #540
Mary Blair concept painting of Peter Pan and the Darling children from Peter Pan

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(Walt Disney Studios, 1953) Outstanding original concept painting by Mary Blair of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Darling children of Wendy, John, and Michael flying out from their nursery window en route to the island of Never Land. Accomplished in tempera and watercolor on a 19.5 x 9 illustration board, the scene brilliantly depicts the moment that Peter and Tinker Bell teach the Darling children to fly, leading them on a starry night over the rooftops of London. The scene is expertly captured with various elements of light: the shine of a full moon, the glow of townhouse windows, the magical trail of Tinker Bell, the limned casing of their bedroom windows, 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, the multi-story mosaic in Disney World's Contemporary Hotel concourse.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #595 - Ended November 11, 2020