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Lot #699
Mary Blair original concept painting of Alice and Mother Oyster 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 coming face to face with the Mother Oyster during an underwater scene not featured in the film version. It depicts Alice, after floating through bubbles and seaweed to the ocean floor, startled to encounter a jellyfish and the Mother Oyster, the latter a character from ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’ story told by Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Accomplished in tempera on 10 x 9.5 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.

Auction Info

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