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    Mary Blair Alice in Wonderland Alice with Flowers and Birds Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1951). John Canemaker wrote in his book The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation, "Mary Blair's sensibility pervades Alice's leaf patterns, shrubbery, settings, props, characters, costumes, and color." Here's one of the best Mary Blair Alice concepts paintings we've seen, and it's a big one of Alice as she travels through Tulgey Wood and encounters the Living Flowers. In Mary's version, the flowers appear a bit more friendly than in the film, with a row of birds perched above the flowers. This gouache on paper on a backing board was pictured in Didier Ghez's book They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Mid-Century Era (the 1950s and 1960s), on page 95. The art measures approximately 12" x 10". Lovely colors, with lots of detail in the flower's faces and figures. Minor handling, with edge wear on the backing board. Very Good condition. From the Joe Rinaldi Estate.

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