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DescriptionFantasia Madame Upanova Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1940). The character to start of the "Dance of the Hours" segment of Fantasia was the graceful ostrich Madam Upanova. Modeled after ballerina Irina Baranova of the Ballet Russe, she has gone on to make cameo appearances in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Aladdin, and House of Mouse. This is a magnificent original concept painting from a groundbreaking Disney feature film. Rendered in graphite and delicately colored in gouache, the full-body drawing measures 5.5" x 8" on 6.5" x 9.5" Bristol board. The "Dance of the Hours" is second only to "Sorcerer's Apprentice" in popularity with Fantasia fans and original artwork of this beloved character is exceptionally rare. Minor handling and some light glue stains along the right border. Condition is Very Good.
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