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DescriptionSleeping Beauty Forest of Thorns/Maleficent's Castle Concept Painting by Eyvind Earle (Walt Disney, 1959). "Forest of thorns shall be his tomb.... Around Stefan's Castle cast my spell!" These are some of the words from Maleficent as she is high atop her castle, sending her spell to grow the forest of thorns to stop Prince Phillip from saving Princess Aurora. This is an outstanding one-of-a-kind concept painting/Color Key of Maleficent in her castle with thorns all around, from the film's climatic battle with Prince Phillip finale. It is from the hand of Disney Legend Inductee Mr. Eyvind Earle (1916 - 2000). Gouache on board of 14" x 5.25". The artwork is hand-signed by Mr. Earle in bottom right corner. On this film, Eyvind Earle served as Color Styling/Art Director as well as a background painter. His painting of the castle and castle interiors in this film are highly coveted. This painting of the castle with newly grown thorns and Maleficent on top has amazing detail. Pinholes in corners, with minor handling wear; Fine condition.
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