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DescriptionAlice in Wonderland White Rabbit Storybook Art by Mel Crawford (Walt Disney, 1951). "I'm late, I'm late, I'm very late!" says the White Rabbit as he checks his watch. This is an outstanding original one-of-a-kind published artwork of the White Rabbit, with his watch, next to his house. It was used as the inside front and back cover images for the Alice in Wonderland Little Giant Nipper Storybook and Record. This lavishly illustrated book came with two 78 rpm records. The book was 22 pages with all illustrations done by Mr. Mel Crawford (1925 - 2015). The records were voiced by the original cast and this album/book was released in conjunction with the Walt Disney Studio animated film. Mr. Crawford was the leading illustrator for many of the animated films and television show-themed children's books. He illustrated books for Western Publishing and Little Golden Books for Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Rocky and Bullwinkle and even Sesame Street to name a few. Outstanding White Rabbit image of 6" while the great image of his house nearby is 4". Painted in gouache on board of 10.5" x 13.5". Notes on bottom read "Liner Page 2" (this references for inside cover) and "Flop art for page 23" (reference to back inside cover). A badly distressed copy of the book/album (Y-437) is included with the art. One of the single nicest one-of-a-kind White Rabbit pieces we have seen. Minor handling on art. Overall condition is Very Good. Record Album and book is in Poor to Fair condition.
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