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Mary Blair concept painting of Alice, Mad Hatter, and March Hare from Alice in Wonderland

Mary Blair's take on Alice's mad tea party of Wonderland

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Mary Blair's take on Alice's mad tea party of Wonderland

(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Rare original concept painting by Mary Blair for Alice in Wonderland, showing Alice seated with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare at a long table during the famous ‘Tea Party’ scene, which Blair captures from an overhead perspective. From this angle, the entirety of the table, with its numerous chairs and an array of dishware, is seen within a flower and hedge-lined garden, which, in turn, is loomed over by great dark trees, a curious full moon, and the trailing and zig-zagging steam of the Hatter’s teapot. Accomplished in tempera on 10.5 x 9.75 artist's board. In fine condition, with tack holes at 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 Featuring Animation
  • Dates: #649 - Ended December 07, 2022