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    Mary Blair Melody Time "Once Upon a Wintertime" Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1948). "Don't you kind of love December, when the merry snowbells chime? We're together, once upon a wintertime." These are the words to the song sung as Jenny and Joe go for their wintertime sled ride in the beginning of this section. This is a rare early concept painting of Jenny and Joe, from the hand of Mary Blair (1911 - 1978). The sled is pulled by reindeer, instead of horses, and they are on opposite sides of each other in the film, but you can see how the film grew from this early stunning Mary Blair concept and design artwork. Her abstract color styling is seen everywhere in this painting. The quilt over their laps is amazing! The painting is in gouache on board measuring 15" x 10", in a 16" x 11" mat with an opening of 11" x 6". The painting has a rare Mary Blair signature on bottom right. This is from a longtime close friend of Mary Blair's, which we believe accounts for the signature. Artwork from this era of Mary Blair's career at Disney is considered very rare. Mat has some age, with tape along back of mat; otherwise Very Good condition.

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