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Lot #698
Mary Blair original concept painting of Alice and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum for Alice in Wonderland

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(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Original concept painting by Mary Blair for Alice in Wonderland, which shows Alice and Tweedledum and Tweedledee in the Tulgey Wood. The scene, which doesn’t occur in the film version, appears to show Alice, smiling with her arms akimbo, relieved that she can finally renew her search for the white rabbit after being delayed by the two talkative twins, who, on the other hand, are shown fleeing for safety as they believe a monstrous black crow is flying overhead. Accomplished in tempera on 10 x 9 artist's board. In fine condition, with tack holes to corners. 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. A delightful piece of original artwork from the influential Blair, with a vivid and uncommon rendering of Wonderland's mischievous brothers.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #608 - Ended May 12, 2021