DescriptionWinsor McCay Gertie the Dinosaur Production Drawing #23 (1914). Offered here is an original pen and ink artwork by Winsor McCay from the historic 1914 Gertie the Dinosaur short -- the landmark film that was the first to establish the success of hand-drawn animation with the masses. Gertie was animation's first true superstar, and McCay drew each scene on rice paper before the use of acetate cels began. Before nitrate cels, and hand-painted backgrounds, his was considered a state-of-the-art production -- all it took was peerless drawing talent. Ink production drawing #23 was drawn on rice paper, mounted to board, and framed with glass to an overall 17.5" x 14.5". The mat window opening measures approximately 6" x 8". This is a superb large-scale Gertie image, approximately 5" tall. Also known as Gertie the Trained Dinosaur, this immortal cartoon is currently ranked #6 in the list of 50 Greatest Cartoons in the book by Jerry Beck. Fine condition. This takes us back to where the animation art form first flourished!
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