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    Fantasia "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1940). A one-of-a-kind concept painting on 12 field 5-peghole animation paper, from the "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment directed by James Algar, painted by Thelma Witmer (1901-1996). After Mickey chops up the broom to try to stop him from adding more water, hundreds of animated brooms appear with buckets of water in their hands. As they begin to flood the castle, Mickey is seen trying to bail the water through the open window. At about 8:16 into the section, Mickey is swept up in a whirlpool of water. This is the original concept artwork that inspired that part of the segment. Gouache and watercolor on paper with an image area of 8.5" x 6.5", matted and framed with Plexiglas to 23" x 21". In Fine condition with pinholes in corners from when the piece was used for reference.

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    July, 2014
    1st-2nd Tuesday-Wednesday
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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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