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    Fantasia Madame Upanova Character Design Drawing by James Bodrero (Walt Disney, 1940). The great artist James Bodrero (1900 - 1980) was Character Designer on "The Dance of the Hours" section of Fantasia, along with Martin Provensen, Duke Russell, and Earl Hurd. This is a James Bodrero original character design drawing of Madame Upanova. It's a stunning close-up image in graphite and watercolor on 12 field 5-peghole animation paper, with an amazing figure size of 10". A studio stamp is on the back dated 7/11/39, with the artist's name and a sketch number of 586. Pinholes in corners and minor handling wear. In Very Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    15th-16th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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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.
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