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DescriptionMary Blair Alice in Wonderland Queen of Hearts Character/Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1951). "Off with her head!" The short-tempered Queen of Hearts is featured here in glorious fashion in an original character design painting by the hand of Disney Legend Inductee Mary Blair. Blair's character work was often created in the early stages of a film's development, and this stunning design remained almost entirely intact all the way to the end of production. The heart-shaped scepter, the three-pronged crown, the red and black dress, her spoiled disposition, it's all here! Alice director Wilfred Jackson said it best: "There is much more to Mary's designs than just the surface look, or unique appearance of them. Contained, also, within her designs is an expression of Mary's own response as a sensitive artist, to what the thing is, or the creature, or the person is—not just how it looks." This wonderful piece is rendered in gouache on 8.25" x 10.25" illustration board. It shows handling and edge wear with mild debris/scuffing near the edges. There are pinholes in the corners, and the condition overall is Very Good.
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