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DescriptionAlice and the White Rabbit Storybook Painted Illustration by Mel Crawford (Walt Disney, 1951). "‘Drink me.' Hm. Better look first, for if one drinks much from a bottle marked ‘Poison', it's almost certain to disagree with one sooner or later." Presented is a wonderful original illustration by the hand of Mel Crawford (1925-2015) for the RCA Victor Records Alice and the White Rabbit, a storybook record album that featured the original cast of the film. Captured on one sheet are three memorable moments from the early scenes of Disney's Alice in Wonderland, and these images also feature a character design element absent from the film: red stripes on Alice's socks . Mel Crawford is considered one of the greatest children's book illustrators of the 1950s and 60s, doing adaptations of virtually every animated feature film and animated television show for comics and storybooks. He won the Franklin Mint Gold Award for watercolor painting as well as several Grumbacher Gold Medals, and he was a longtime artist for Western Publishing. Highly coveted, original Mel Crawford published Disney children's book art is extremely rare. This piece rendered in gouache measures 10" x 10.5" on watercolor paper. The painting shows minor handling and edge wear with some splatters of paint in places. Some trimming near the edge, and the condition is Good.
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