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    Figaro and Cleo Background Painting (Disney, 1943). "Figaro was an itty bitty cat!" After Pinocchio, Figaro went on to star in three of his own theatrical shorts. This magnificent hand-painted pre-production background from Figaro's first solo short features Cleo's fish bowl. This is a preliminary background test painted in gouache on heavy paper measuring 13.5" x 9.5". The back of the painting is marked in pencil Figaro and Cleo 1943 Jack Kinney Director; 2 SC is also on the back. The table cloth and sand are left unpainted in this test background. The wall paper behind the fish bowl is an exact match to the film. There is tape residue along white border, away from the image area and pinholes in corners: otherwise in Fine condition.

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    April, 2015
    9th-10th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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