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    Alice in Wonderland Illustration by Mel Crawford with Book and Record (Walt Disney, 1951). "A white rabbit! With a waistcoat and a watch! Hello, Mr. Rabbit." Alice chases the White Rabbit in this marvelous original illustration by Mel Crawford (1925-2015). This stunning piece was created for the RCA Victor Records storybook album Alice in Wonderland which featured four members of the original cast: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Jerry Colonna and Sterling Holloway. Mel Crawford's masterful brushwork shines in this rare work of art. The Canadian artist won the Franklin Mint Gold Award for his paintings as well as several Grumbacher Gold Medals, and he was a longtime leading artist for Whitman Publishing. Having painted children's book adaptations of virtual every animated film and TV show of the 1950s and 60s, original Disney work by the artist is especially coveted. This incredible piece is rendered in gouache on 10.5" x 13.5" illustration board. In addition, this lot includes a copy of the first printing of the book along with the two records nested in the inside cover. The illustration shows minor handling and edge wear with some smudging/staining in the upper left corner and middle. The book and records are sold as is, and the condition is Very Good.

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