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    Beauty and the Beast Belle Presentation Cel and Production Painted Background (Walt Disney, 1991). "Me, the wife of that boorish brainless... Can't you just see it? Madame Gaston... his 'little wife!'" On October 17, 1992, the "Art of Beauty and the Beast" auction was held at the El Capitan Theater. With no production cels used in this film, the auction had 243 lots of one-of-a-kind hand-painted production backgrounds. Presentation cels were hand-painted at the Disney Ink and Paint Department, using original animation drawings. This sale set records 25 years ago, and very few of these historic pieces ever return to the market. This is an amazing hand-painted presentation cel of Belle placed on a highly detailed hand-painted production background. As Belle feeds the chickens, she starts to sing how ridiculous it would be to be the wife of Gaston. Background has amazing detail and is 38" x 12.5". Belle is 4", while the entire mat with both pieces is an impressive 39" x 17". This is one large setup! This was lot 62 in the historic sale. A Disney seal is on the cel and the original COA from the sale is included with the piece. What makes this setup so unique is that it is matted with an original production painting of Belle and Gaston, used as the cover of a "Color the Leaders" activity book. It is in gouache, with an image size of 11.5" x 15". The Disney COA is also included for this piece. Any and all artwork attributed to this film is considered extremely rare. In Fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2017
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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