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    Winsor McCay Gertie the Dinosaur Animation Drawing Original Art (1914). This is an outstanding and important piece of inked artwork from the hand of Winsor McCay (1869-1934), used to create the landmark animated short, Gertie the Dinosaur. McCay drew each individual scene on rice paper by hand; this was before the use of nitrate or acetate cel use began. Gertie, the subject of McCay's third cartoon, was animation's first superstar. This film premiered on February 8, 1914 at the Palace Theater in Chicago. The cartoon is ranked #6 in Jerry Beck's book The 50 Greatest Cartoons. The art was created in ink on 9" x 7" rice paper mounted to board; the number 171 is inked in bottom right corner. The image area measures 8.5" x 6". In Very Good condition.

    More information about Winsor McCay, also known as McCay, Winsor, Winsor McCay, Winsor MacCay, MacCay, Winsor.

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    November, 2019
    21st-24th Thursday-Sunday
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