Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Gertie the Dinosaur Animation Drawing (Winsor McCay, 1914). Original pen and ink production artwork directly from the hand of Winsor McCay, used to create this landmark animated short. Gertie was animation's first superstar and McCay drew each individual scene by hand on rice paper. This was before the use of nitrate cels. At this time, his technique was considered state of the art. This is one of best Gerties we have seen with a great 5" dead-on front pose with a smiling face. (Notice the tree stump to her right; she'll soon eat it). Matted with an opening size of 8" x 6", and framed with Plexiglas. Also known as Gertie the Trained Dinosaur, this short was ranked #6 in Jerry Beck's book The 50 Greatest Cartoons. A piece of animation history! Fine condition.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Framed - without Glass, Medium (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    11th-12th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,966

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 3 days left to consign to the 2018 May 10 - 12 Comics - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    What an excellent job you did, and I am very pleased with this first sale.
    Thaya S.,
    Newark, NJ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,098,328
    2018 February 22 - 24 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 February 22 - 24 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $8,605,373