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DescriptionAlice and the White Rabbit Storybook Painted Illustration by Mel Crawford (Walt Disney, 1951). "The queen, she likes them red. If she saw white instead, she'd raise a fuss and each of us would quickly lose his head. Since this is the thought we dread, we're painting the roses red." Capturing three iconic moments of the hedge maze scenes of Alice in Wonderland, this is a beautiful original illustration by the hand of the great Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Famer Mel Crawford (1925-2015). Created for the RCA Victor Records storybook record album Alice and the White Rabbit, the album featured the original cast of Alice in Wonderland, including Kathryn Beaumont as Alice and Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter. One of the greatest children's book illustrators of the 1950s and 60s, Mel Crawford's work can be seen in virtually every storybook based on an animated film or animated TV show from this era. The prolific illustrator won the Franklin Mint Gold Award for his paintings as well as several Grumbacher Gold Medals. This highly coveted original Mel Crawford piece is a one-of-a-kind rarity, and it is rendered beautifully in gouache on watercolor paper measuring 10" x 10.5". The paper shows minor handling wear, and the notation c-2 is written in the lower right corner. The condition overall is Very Good.
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