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    Johnny Tremain Concept Painting by Peter Ellenshaw (Walt Disney, 1957). "Plant the seed in our homeland, boys, let it grow where all can see! Feed it with our devotion, boys, call it the Liberty Tree!" Here is an outstanding original concept painting by the great Peter Ellenshaw (1913 - 2007), created for the live-action Walt Disney film Johnny Tremain. Based on the Newbery Medal-winning children's novel of the same name by Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain retells the story of the years in Boston, Massachusetts prior to the outbreak of the American Revolution. The film was the first Disney live-action film to be directed by Robert Stevenson, who would go on to collaborate with Peter Ellenshaw on Mary Poppins. This beautiful hand-painted piece is signed by Ellenshaw, it measures 15.5" x 12.5". A gorgeous rendering, this magnificent painting showcases Peter Ellenshaw's knack for creating great atmospheric depth and drama. The piece is rendered on heavy illustration board, and exhibits minor handling and edge wear and tack holes from production use with a small chip in the four corners. The condition is Very Good. From the Peter and Harrison Ellenshaw Family Archive.


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