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DescriptionMary Blair Alice in Wonderland Concept Painting Original Art (Walt Disney, 1951). A wide-eyed young Alice glances up as she tucks her hands beneath her white apron, in this wonderful original concept painting by one of Walt Disney's favorite artists, Mary Blair (1911 - 1978). Mary's unique style evolved after her participation in Walt's "El Grupo" goodwill trip to Mexico and South America in 1941. Her paintings of Peruvian children (as seen in John Canemaker's 2014 book Magic, Color, Flair – The World of Mary Blair on page 60) seem to have inspired this portrait of Alice, which utilizes a more muted color palette than Mary's usual brightly-colored designs, but it works perfectly here. The art is in gouache and graphite on 8" x 9" paper that has been affixed to a backing sheet of "Brownie Board" vintage illustration board, measuring 10" x 12"; on back is a "return to" notation (to a name we can't quite make out, with initials H. A.). Alice's figure size is 6.25"; it's one of Mary's largest designs for this character. Mary Blair's art has captured the attention of art fans worldwide, and we feel certain this Alice painting will capture more than a few hearts as well! There is minor handling and edge wear with toning on the backing board, and minor handling wear on the artwork. Very Good condition. From the Joe Rinaldi Estate.
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