DescriptionDon Quixote Concept Paintings Original Art Group of 3 (Walt Disney, c. 1946). Don Quixote was one of the great unfinished Disney projects. Production on the film began no less that four times, from the 1940s until the 2000s, but was ultimately abandoned by the studio. Here are three original concept paintings done during the studio's second attempt in 1946; these are attributed to artist Jesse Marsh (1907 - 1966), who later found fame as the primary comic book artist for the 1950s Tarzan comic book. In the book The Disney That Never Was, on pages 166-167, there are several Don Quixote concept pieces very similar to these, attributed to Mr. Marsh. The art on this group is in ink and watercolor on illustration board. The first, with a great image of Don Quixote inside a hall, has an image size of 8" x 10", board size 10.25" x 13". The remaining two are on 12 field 5-peghole boards; one is a night scene of Quixote on his horse, image size 5.75" x 7.5"; the other board has two illustrations measuring 5" x 2.25" and 5" x 5.5". The art is loosely abstract but very evocative of the source material, a Richard Strauss tone poem based on the original Cervantes book. Artboards show light toning and minor handling wear. Very Good condition. From the Joe Rinaldi Estate.
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