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    Carl Barks "Family Portrait" Uncle Scrooge and Disney Ducks Painting #73-15 with Handwritten Letter (Walt Disney, 1973). The entire Duck Family has posed for this magnificent piece by legendary Disney Duck artist Carl Barks. Surrounding Donald Duck are Uncle Scrooge McDuck, Grandma Duck, Daisy Duck, Gladstone Gander, and in front, Donald's nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Around the periphery of the portrait are various motifs from classic Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comic book stories, including images of Witch Hazel, Larkies, Terror of the River, the Pirate's Gold treasure chest, and more. This famous painting has appeared in several publications, including The Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks and The Carl Barks Library Set VI. The art is in oils on Masonite, unframed and measuring 16" x 20", with the Barks code 73-15 and dated 6/26/73 on back; it is noted by Barks collectors as CB OIL 54. Included is the original letter that Carl Barks wrote to accompany this painting, dated 6/26/73; this is a fascinating document, written in Carl's hand, discussing the inspiration for the painting (Four Color #450 "Duck Album") and mentioning hiking his prices up to $500-600, with a worry of canceled orders (which of course didn't happen). What better way to celebrate Uncle Scrooge's 70th birthday than with this painting in your collection? Fine condition.

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    December, 2017
    9th-10th Saturday-Sunday
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