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DescriptionMickey Mouse Early Publicity Artwork Signed by Walt Disney (Walt Disney, c. early 1930s). Walt Disney once said, "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing, that it all was started by a mouse." Here is the mouse he is talking about, the one and only Mickey Mouse! This is an exceptional early Studio original publicity illustration of Mickey in his early 1930s design, with his classic "pie slice" eyes and double brow. Art is in ink and gouache paint on lightweight board measuring 11" x 12.5". Mickey is in his standard fan-card waving pose with a large image size of 9". The style of artwork has a Les Clark feel to it. There is a bold ink signature on the bottom right verified to be by Walt Disney (1901-1966) that reads, "Best Regards to Erie St. Claire Walt Disney." This hand-signed signature is in the style Walt used in the 1920s and 30s. The board shows toning from an old framing, with minor staining away from the image. Handling wear, with missing paper on both bottom corners, but still a very impressive piece; it's one of the earliest Disney-signed pieces of original Mickey Mouse art we've seen! Good condition.
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