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    Fantasia Preliminary Background Art by Kay Nielsen (Walt Disney, 1940). Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen (1886 - 1957) served as art director for the "Night on Bald Mountain" section of Fantasia. His concept artwork had a profound effect on the project, and his storyboards of the Chernabog shaped this segment into one of the most dramatic pieces of animation ever produced. This is a rare Kay Nielsen original preliminary background created for "Night on Bald Mountain," drawn in pastel on 13" x 11" black paper. It includes a Key Master test cel of one of the ghostly spirits that flies up from the ground as the Chernabog rises. The reverse of the background has a white label that reads, "Concert Feature Seq. 11.0 Sketch # 280" and includes a small signature by Mr. Nielsen, with the date 10/26/39. The test cel of the purple spirit is taped to the bottom of the preliminary background. The detail on the mansion door is breathtaking. A very rare Kay Nielsen setup from the "Night on Bald Mountain" segment! Fine condition.

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    July, 2017
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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