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    Mary Blair Cinderella Castle Concept/Color Key Painting (Walt Disney, 1950). "A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep... in dreams you will lose your heartaches... Whatever you wish for, you keep..." Cinderella sings from her tower with a stunning view of the King's castle in the distance. Created for the images seen at the 5:27 mark in Cinderella, this astonishing original concept/Color Key painting is from the unmistakable hand of the great Mary Blair (1911 - 1978). A colorful image of the iconic castle dramatically framed by Cinderella's chateau window, this painting puts the viewer in the shoes of the longing and optimistic protagonist of the celebrated film. We have never seen a better image of the castle view from Cinderella's window! Exemplary of the best Mary Blair has to offer in terms of color, composition and narrative, this piece showcases a fearless combination of pinks, yellows and seafoam greens in top Mary Blair fashion. Of her unique and adept sense of color, Disney Legend Inductee and one of Disney's "Nine Old Men" Marc Davis said, "[Mary Blair] was the most amazing colorist of all time. I don't think even Matisse could hold a candle to her -- and I mean that very sincerely. She could put colors together and they would just sing." Rendered masterfully in gouache, this large painting is framed under glass with a mat window size of 10.75" x 9" and an overall frame size of 16.5" x 14.5". The frame is sold as-is. An iconic image featuring the castle and the clock tower framed by Cinderella's window, this piece is well-preserved in the frame and shows minor handling wear. The condition is Very Good.
    From the Disney Artist/Director Ted Berman Archive.


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