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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Storybook Illustrations by Campbell Grant Original Art Group of 8 (Walt Disney/Simon & Schuster, 1952). Campbell Grant (1909 - 1992) began his 12-year tenure with the Walt Disney Studios in 1934. During that time, he worked as an animator on such films as Fantasia, Pinocchio, and as an uncredited artist, on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. After leaving Disney in 1946, Mr. Grant illustrated several Little Golden Book editions featuring Disney stories and characters. One of his most impressive jobs was done for this book, where he gave the Snow White story his own personal touch without losing the charm of the Disney version, and here's proof in the pudding: a set of incredible, lush painted illustrations. The first is for page 21, showing Snow White dancing as the dwarfs play a tune (approximate image size 8" x 8" plus a border image, with a board size of 8.75" x 12.5"). The Evil Queen and her magically disguised counterpart, the Old Hag are seen in several of the illustrations, with a fantastic page 22 image of the Queen holding the Heart Box and looking into the mirror, as she realizes Snow White has not been killed by the Huntsman (image 8" x 7.25", board 9.25" x 12.75"). For page 23, there's a chilling image of the Old Hag in her lair, concocting the poison apple she'll give to Snow White (image size 8" x 8.5") on two conjoined pieces of board measuring 9" x 12.75"; the upper section of board has a border image with frogs, spiders, and other creepy-crawlies. Page art for 24 and 25 is presented as a two-page spread, on two separate boards: The Old Hag in her rowboat with the basket of apples (image 9" x 10.75", board 9.5" x 13") on 24, and Snow White waving goodbye to the dwarfs as the head for their diamond mine (image 8.5" x 10.5", board 9.25" x 13"). Pages 28 and 29 also are for a two-page spread: The "dead" Snow White with all seven dwarfs on their knees as the forest animals gather around on 28 (image 9" x 8.5", board 9.5" x 12.5"), and the Prince on horseback in the distance (image 9" x 8.5", board 9.5" x 12.5") on 29. These are all painted in gouache on Bristol board. In addition, an image of the Evil Queen looking out from her balcony is included; this is from a different Snow White book by another artist, painted in gouache/watercolor on illustration board (image 5.5" x 7.5" with a blank space for text), board size 6.25" x 9.5". All in all, this is an amazing collection of original Disney storybook art! Art condition is Good to Very Good with handling and minor stain spots on two pieces.

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