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Mary Blair concept painting of Alice and Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland

Marvelous Alice in Wonderland concept painting by Mary Blair, featuring Alice and the Cheshire Cat

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Marvelous Alice in Wonderland concept painting by Mary Blair, featuring Alice and the Cheshire Cat

(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Superlative original concept painting by Mary Blair for Alice in Wonderland, showing Alice peering up at the Cheshire Cat as he lounges on a sign that reads: "This Way." The astonished Alice encounters the grinning cat during her moonlit stroll through Tulgey Wood in this beautifully rendered painting, perfectly executed by Blair in hues of purple, green, and black. Accomplished in tempera on 10.75 x 10.25 artist's board. In fine condition, with tack holes at corners. A marvelous example of Mary Blair's original artwork, portraying two of Disney's most desirable characters.

Mary 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: #668 - Ended June 14, 2023