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Description"Ewe Thief" Ralph and Sam Limited Edition Artist's Proof #29/40 Signed by Chuck Jones (Warner Brothers, 2001). Chuck Jones' classic adversaries Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog are depicted in this hand-painted limited edition cel inspired by the antics of this pair of time-clock punching combatants. Despite their popularity, only six Ralph and Sam theatrical cartoons were ever produced between 1953 to 1963. As a result, very little production art from these shorts exists today, leaving limited edition pieces the only viable alternative for collectors. This 12 field Fine Art cel featuring Ralph sneaking off with a lamb while Sam waits with a mallet is artist's proof #29/40. The regular edition was comprised of only 60 pieces, making this proof of only 40 particularly rare. These small edition cels created from original Jones artwork are treasured by collectors and seldom come to market. It is signed by Chuck Jones (1912 – 2002) and comes with a Linda Jones Certificate of Authenticity. Framed with Plexiglas and matted with a mat opening of 12" x 9.5"; overall frame size is 21.5" x 19". Condition is Fine and frame is sold as-is.
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