(Walt Disney Studios, 1937) Original preliminary model sheet drawing of Donald Duck by Frank Follmer, which shows 11 different images of the classic Disney character. Accomplished in graphite on untrimmed 14.75 x 10 artist paper, which is signed with his initials in the lower right, "F. F." Follmer adds various notes to the images, such as “The lower bill does all the moving—the upper one moves only with the head” and “Pear-shaped body is easier to handle for smooth action.” In fine condition, with a short tear to the right edge. Follmer worked at Walt Disney Studios from the late 1930s through the early 1940s, assisting on projects like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia.
Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
#637 - Ended June 15, 2022
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