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    Mary Blair Alice in Wonderland Concept/Color Key Painting (Walt Disney, 1951). "A very merry unbirthday, to me? To you!" A simply lovely original concept painting by Disney Legend inductee Mary Blair (1911 - 1978), this masterpiece created for 1951's Alice in Wonderland features Alice and the White Rabbit at the ever-memorable Mad Hatter's tea party. Created for the scene beginning at the 41:41 mark of the film, this image features a rare use of linear perspective uncommon in Mary Blair concept art. One of Disney's legendary "Nine Old Men" Marc Davis once said, "Mary did things on marvelous flat planes. Walt appreciated this and wanted to see this, but he, not being an artist himself, was never able to instruct the men on how to use this... It was tragic because she did things that were so marvelous and never got on the screen." This rare piece is rendered in gouache on 9.5" x 8" illustration board. The board shows handling and edge wear with some debris, and there are pinholes in the corners. The condition overall is Very Good.

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