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    Eyvind Earle Sleeping Beauty Signed Color Key/Background (Walt Disney, 1959). "Sixteen years and not a trace of her! IDIOTS! IMBECILES!" says Maleficent to her goons and guards when they come up empty in their search of Briar Rose "My pet, you are my last hope. Circle far and wide. Search for a maiden of sixteen with hair of sunshine gold and lips as red as the rose. Go... AND DO NOT FAIL ME!" This is what Maleficent says to her faithful raven, Diablo. This is one of the single most breathtaking background Color Key/concept paintings from the hand of Eyvind Earle we have seen. It showcases the colors of the interior in Maleficent' s Forbidden Castle as the sun is going down, after she has sent Diablo on a mission to find Briar Rose. The orange glow of the sunset of the interior castle columns is simply unbelievable. Gouache on oversized board of 25.5" x 8.5". The image of Maleficent, with her scepter, at the window as the sun going down. The colors are striking in this beautiful original painting. The piece is hand-signed in the bottom right corner by the artist, Disney Legend Inductee, Eyvind Earle (1916 - 2000). Minor handling and edge wear and pinholes in corners. Overall Very Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
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