Lot #544
Walt Peregoy hand-painted pan production background from 101 Dalmatians

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Estimate: $1000+


(Walt Disney Studios, 1961) Beautiful original hand-painted pan production background by noted Disney color stylist and background artist Walt Peregoy for the classic film 101 Dalmatians. The background shows a vibrant row of multicolored houses, several trees with colorful autumn leaves, and the high-reaching steeple of a church against a bright blue sky. Accomplished in gouache on 30.25 x 11 artist paper, with setup including its original matching 33 x 10.5 Xerox line overlay marked "Outskirt of Town" in the lower right corner; the overlay brings the scene to life with its added lined detail and dimension. Matted to an overall size of 35. x 15.5. In fine condition.

American artist Walter Peregoy (1925-2015) was best known for his avant-garde style and for his work at studios such as Walt Disney Productions (1951-1964, 1974-1983), Format Films, and Hanna-Barbera (1968-1971 and 1973). One of Disney’s most innovative background artists, Peregoy and his unique style meshed well with that of his contemporary, stylist Eyvind Earle, and their work on the Academy Award-nominated short Paul Bunyan. Additionally, he served as the color stylist for 101 Dalmatians, Sword in the Stone, and the Jungle Book. His artistic impact while at Disney earned Peregoy the honor of being inducted into the Disney Legends roster in 2008.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #602 - Ended February 10, 2021