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DescriptionDarby O'Gill and the Little People Original Concept Painting by Peter Ellenshaw and Movie One-Sheet (Walt Disney, 1959). Here is an extraordinary concept painting from the hand of legendary matte painter and film production designer, Peter Ellenshaw (1913 – 2007). The painting was created for Walt Disney's 1959 live-action feature film, Darby O'Gill and the Little People. Set in the town of Rathcullen, County Kerry, Ireland, Darby O'Gill is the aging caretaker of an estate. Darby spends most of his time in the town pub, regaling his friends with tales of his attempts to catch leprechauns. The scene for this fantastic concept painting can be seen in the film around the 13:15 time mark when we see a silhouette of a lone figure, the groundskeeper played by a young Sean Connery. Rendered on board of 19" x 11.5" by Peter Ellenshaw and signed in the lower right area. Born in London, Ellenshaw's artistic career has spanned more than seven decades. In 1993 the Oscar winning artist was inducted into Disney's hall of fame program as an official Disney Legend. This painting can be seen in the book, Ellenshaw Under Glass on pages 170 and 171. Here is a rare opportunity to acquire a painting from this important artist. Framed to 22.5" x 14.5". Frame sold as-is. Included is an original movie one-sheet. The folded poster measures 27" x 42" and shows edge wear and tack holes in the corners. Poster condition is Fair to Good. Artwork condition is Very Good.
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