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    Mary Blair - Ireland Life Sketches Original Art Group of 4 (c. 1946). John Canemaker writes in his book Magic, Color, Flair: The World of Mary Blair, "'Disney's sending a crew of artists to Ireland this summer, to gather material for yet another feature' wrote gossip columnist Hedda Hopper in the Los Angeles Times on June 20, 1946. 'It's called tentatively "The Little People" and will deal with all the leprechauns, banshees, and other supernaturals that the Irish fantasy has created.'" Here is a series of four life sketches from the hand of Mary Blair, created on this trip. Canemaker writes, "...each subject is keenly observed in direct, detailed line drawings, reminiscent of the exploratory onionskins she made in Peru, five years before." The four Ireland studies mentioned are showcased in Canemaker's book, on pages 24, 74 and 75. Blair's handwritten notations are on each sheet. Important look into her creative process at this time. Graphite and ink on 19.5" x 12.5" paper. Minor handling and edge wear. One has a paperclip rust mark in the top border. Very Good condition. From the Mary Blair Family Trust Archives.

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