Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Mary Blair "It's a Small World" Africa Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1964/66). "It's a small world after all, no matter if you're big or small...." Mary Blair's work on this attraction had one feeling as if they were sailing through an illustrated children's book. She had entered this phase of her career after working on the Little Golden children's books series. Giraffes were an important part of her vision for this ride. At one point they emerge from an arch through which the "It's a Small World" boat floats through. This is an outstanding Mary Blair (1911 - 1978) original Small World concept painting of a colorful giraffe, hippo and children of Africa. Painted in gouache on a pan-size board measuring 17.5" x 9". Stunning Mary Blair original, matted with an opening of 10" x 18" and framed with glass for an overall size of 20" x 28". Frame is sold as-is. Art has pinholes in corners and slight handling/edge wear. Overall condition is Very Good. The sheer combination of color in this original Mary Blair painting is fantastic!

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,651

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

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

    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
    Consign to the 2020 September 10 - 12 Comics Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We were comfortable through the whole process because of the friendly yet professional approach Heritage took… The end result was more than worth it.
    Jennifer Lindsay,
    New Orleans
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search