Awesome depiction of the iconic Disney castle, brought to life for Cinderella by the brilliant Mary Blair
(Walt Disney Studios, 1950) Stunning original concept painting by Mary Blair for Cinderella, which depicts her horse-drawn carriage as it winds its way to the walled gate of the Prince’s magnificent castle. With contrasts of light and dark, Blair renders the scene with a brilliant sense of awe and the unknown, as the looming castle and its illuminated courtyard serves as an undeniably intimidating sight for Cinderella. With spots of shadow and bouncing light, piercing spires and a robust stonework frame, the castle itself takes on a unique almost sentient visage under the night’s glowing full moon. Accomplished in tempera on 9.75 x 8.25 artist's board, which is mounted and matted to an overall size of 14.25 x 13.25. In fine condition, with tack holes 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 multistory mosaic in Disney World's Contemporary Hotel concourse. A striking work of art for one of Disney’s most enchanting fairy tales.
Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
#602 - Ended February 10, 2021
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