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    Gertie the Dinosaur Animation Drawing (Winsor McCay, 1914). Gertie devours a tree stump in this is original pen and ink artwork from the hand of Winsor McCay (1869 - 1934). It was used in the actual creation of the landmark animated short, Gertie the Dinosaur. McCay personally drew each individual drawing by hand on rice paper as this history animated film predates the use of nitrate or acetate cels. Gertie, the subject of McCay's third cartoon, was animation's first superstar and premiered February 8, 1914 at the Palace Theater in Chicago. Legend has it that both Walter Lantz and Dave Fleischer were inspired to careers in animation by this film, also known as Gertie the Trained Dinosaur. It's ranked #6 in Jerry Beck's book The 50 Greatest Cartoons. In true Winsor McKay style, the ink drawing which can be seen around the 2:32 mark is masterfully rendered with Gertie measuring 4.5" tall. It's a true piece of early animation history by one of the world's most celebrated and innovative cartoonists! The art is framed under Plexiglas with a mat opening of 7.75" x 5.75" in a 19.75" x 18" frame. Condition is Very Good. Frame sold as-is.

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