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Eyvind Earle panorama concept storyboard painting of Prince Phillip and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty

Panoramic concept painting for the climactic conclusion of Sleeping Beauty, imagined by legendary artist Eyvind Earle

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Panoramic concept painting for the climactic conclusion of Sleeping Beauty, imagined by legendary artist Eyvind Earle

(Walt Disney Studios, 1959) Action-packed original panorama concept painting by Eyvind Earle for Sleeping Beauty, brilliantly showing Prince Phillip fighting Maleficent in the forest of thorns. Wearing a bright red hero's cape, Prince Phillip valiantly defends himself from the massive fire-breathing dragon with his 'Sword of Truth' drawn and 'Shield of Virtue' raised. Executed in dark hues of green, gray, black, and purple, the panoramic piece beautifully conveys all the feeling of this dramatic scene. Accomplished in gouache on 26.5 x 9.25 artist's board, signed in the lower right corner in pink paint "Eyvind Earle." In fine condition, with tack holes to corners.

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. His talents are most evident in this design from the film's climactic conclusion, one of the studio's most ambitious sequences ever conceived.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Ft. Sports Cards
  • Dates: #629 - Ended February 09, 2022