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    Gertie the Dinosaur Animation Drawing (Winsor McCay, 1914). "Now will you raise your left foot?" asks Windsor McCay after feeding Gertie a pumpkin. Original pen and ink artwork from the hand of Winsor McCay (1869 - 1934), used to create the landmark animated short, Gertie The Dinosaur. McCay drew each individual scene on rice paper by hand. This was before the use of nitrate or acetate cels began. Gertie, the subject of McCay's third cartoon, was animation's first superstar. Gertie the Dinosaur premiered February 8, 1914 at the Palace Theater in Chicago. Legend has it that both Walter Lantz and Dave Fleischer were inspired to careers in animation from this film, also known as "Gertie the Trained Dinosaur." It's ranked #6 in Jerry Beck's book The 50 Greatest Cartoons. This little ink on rice paper drawing is one of the best Gerties we have come across, with an action pose of 5" x 4". The art is cloth matted with an opening size of 8" x 6" and framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 16.25" x 14". The number 54 is inked in the lower border. There is a small stain in bottom left corner and a smaller stain in the upper left, nowhere near image. A true piece of animation history. Fine condition.

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