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Lot #767
Pirates of the Caribbean ride concept painting by Marc Davis

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(Walt Disney Studios, 1967) Scarce and desirable original concept painting attributed to Marc Davis for Disneyland's famous dark ride attraction Pirates of the Caribbean, depicting a busty female pirate with a shotgun on her shoulder and a jug of rum at her feet. Davis renders the subject in superb detail, and the artwork's bold style and carefree temperament is in keeping with that of the long-running attraction and Disney's blockbuster film series. Accomplished in ink and watercolor on untrimmed 12 x 16 heavyweight art paper. In fine condition, with tack holes to corners.

One of Disney's Nine Old Men, the legendary core animators of early Disney films, Davis joined Disney in 1935 as an apprentice animator on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He continued to work on classic films like Bambi, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland, and then later transferred to Disney’s Imagineering team where he contributed whimsical story and character concepts for Disneyland attractions like the Haunted Mansion, It’s a Small World, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Davis is probably best known as the father of some of Disney’s most memorable animated women, including Cruella De Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, and Tinker Bell from Peter Pan.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #637 - Ended June 15, 2022