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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Grumpy Production Cel with Courvoisier Background (Walt Disney, 1937). Walt Disney once said of Grumpy while introducing the dwarfs, "And old sourpuss here is Grumpy, the woman hater." In 1938, an art dealer named Guthrie Courvoisier was looking for something fresh and obtainable he could represent in his San Francisco Gallery. At a time when post impressionism, realism, cubism, and modernism were being contested by other representatives, Guthrie turned to a man whose visions and renderings were not even considered true art: Walt Disney. Courvoisier thought the animation behind Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was so subtlety colored, true in line and warmly expressive he envisioned selling them as art to collectors and museums worldwide. Being of the same mind, Walt granted Guthrie exclusive rights to market their Snow White and other original animation cels. In this lot we have one of those original pieces. This one features an original hand-inked and hand-painted production cel of Grumpy, trimmed and installed on an original Courvoisier setup with a wood veneer background. The image of the irritable dwarf measures approximately 4" x 2". The piece is in a frame of 11.25" x 11.25". Frame sold as-is. The cel shows some age-related warping. Good condition. From the MacLaughlin Family Disney Collection.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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