(Walt Disney Studios, 1959) Gorgeous original concept painting by Eyvind Earle for Sleeping Beauty, showing Briar Rose picking berries in the forest with Sleeping Beauty's massive castle on the hill in the background. The stunning painting is very detailed and executed with great perspective, and incorporates Earle's trademark stylized flora with square trees contrasting against curvy groundcover. Briar Rose stands at center, with three white birds overhead, looking at the beautifully composed castle in the distance. Accomplished in gouache on 15.75 x 6 artist's board, and signed in the lower right corner in black paint, "Eyvind Earle." In fine condition, with tack holes to corners. A small masterpiece from Sleeping Beauty.
Legendary Disney artist Eyvind Earle was Sleeping Beauty's production designer, and Disney gave him a significant amount of freedom in designing the settings and selecting colors for the film. Earle also painted the majority of the backgrounds himself, and his stylistic influence is readily apparent in the final product.