Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Mary Blair "It's a Small World" Africa Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1964/66). "It's a small world after all, no matter if you're big or small...." Mary Blair's work on this attraction had one feeling as if they were sailing through an illustrated children's book. She had entered this phase of her career after working on the Little Golden children's books series. Giraffes were an important part of her vision for this ride. At one point they emerge from an arch through which the "It's a Small World" boat floats through. This is an outstanding Mary Blair (1911 - 1978) original Small World concept painting of a colorful giraffe, hippo and children of Africa. Painted in gouache on a pan-size board measuring 17.5" x 9". Stunning Mary Blair original, matted with an opening of 10" x 18" and framed with glass for an overall size of 20" x 28". Frame is sold as-is. Art has pinholes in corners and slight handling/edge wear. Overall condition is Very Good. The sheer combination of color in this original Mary Blair painting is fantastic!

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    November
    25th Monday
    Auction Dates
    December
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    3 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 180
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.

    Track Item