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    Dumbo Ringmaster Concept Art Group of 5 (Walt Disney, 1941). Walt Disney's animated feature film Dumbo was based on the book Dumbo, the Flying Elephant by Helen Abrerson and Harold Pearl. Kay Kamen, head of licensing, brought this story to Walt Disney's attention in 1939. This is a set of five story development/concept art pieces that feature the Ringmaster. He looks to have had a much heavy-handed role in early story art. The first is a great early concept sketch of the Ringmaster, in gouache on trimmed 12 field 5-peghole paper and taped to another full sheet. Nice dramatic image of 6". Four additional story sketches are included; all are in graphite with red highlights on 12 field 5-peghole paper. They showcase a more stern Ringmaster; three are with Dumbo, and one is of the Ringmaster with the bully Skinny. These five pieces are some of the earliest artwork we have seen attributed to this film. Images range from 4" - 8". All nice sizes on each! Minor handling and edge wear. Pinholes in corners. Tape on painted Ringmaster. Overall in Very Good condition.

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    July, 2017
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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