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Mary Blair concept painting from Alice in Wonderland

Alice above Wonderland—a superb concept painting from Mary Blair

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Alice above Wonderland—a superb concept painting from Mary Blair

(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Stupendous original concept painting by Mary Blair for Alice in Wonderland, which depicts Alice at her very biggest, her head sticking out from the canopy of the Wonderland forest. After taking the Caterpillar’s advice, Alice tasted a mushroom that greatly increased her size and sent her growing body crashing up through the tree limbs. Blair renders the scene with great comedic effect and detail, showing Alice as a giant, her head surrounded by clouds and birds and topped with a broken tree as her long legs stick sideways through the grove. Accomplished in tempera on 10 x 9.25 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.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Gangsters, Outlaws & Lawmen
  • Dates: #656 - Ended January 11, 2023