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    In Search of the Castaways Concept Painting by Peter Ellenshaw (Walt Disney, 1962). Here's an outstanding concept painting for Walt Disney's live-action film, In Search of the Castaways. The painting was rendered by Academy Award winning visual effects artist, Peter Ellenshaw (1913 - 2007). Set in the late 19th century, young Mary Grant played by Haley Mills, and her brother Robert join Jacques Paganel played by Maurice Chevalier on a journey around the 37th parallel in search of their shipwrecked sea captain, father. Concept art is a form of illustration used to convey an idea for use in films, before it is put into the final product. The term "concept art" was used by the Walt Disney Studios as early as the 1930s. The artwork is framed to 18.5" x 11" and hand-signed by the artist, Peter Ellenshaw. Concept art from a major Hollywood studio is arguably rare and very hard to find. Frame sold as-is. Overall artwork condition is Fine.
    From the Peter and Harrison Ellenshaw Family Archive.

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    August, 2021
    6th-8th Friday-Sunday
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