Mary Blair's panoramic painting of Alice's mad tea party of Wonderland
(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Brilliant original panoramic concept painting by Mary Blair for Alice in Wonderland, showing Alice seated with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Dormouse at a long winding table during the famous ‘Tea Party’ scene. Blair spotlights the bright pink table and its curious occupants against a dark blue nocturnal backdrop, with large red chairs at either end and the trailing and zig-zagging steam of the Hatter’s teapot swirling ghostlike about the four characters. Accomplished in tempera on 19.25 x 9 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 Title: Remarkable Rarities
#669 - Ended September 23, 2023
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