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    Carl Barks Christmas Composition Oil Painting Original Art (1972). As wryly noted on page 82 (color pate #10) by the editor of The Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald Duck, "'Tis the season to be -- Scrooge. This scene brings out a part of Scrooge that lies all too near the old miser's heart. The painting was commissioned by a 'long-beak enthusiast' who preferred the earlier Donald 'with a bill like a shovel,' which accounts for the rather longer bills on Scrooge and Donald here." And now, thanks to the good graces of the gentleman mentioned in that text, it can be revealed that that "long-beak enthusiast" was none other than famed comics fan and collector Malcolm Willits. This oil on board painting has been indexed by Barks scholars as painting #16P (Barks identification number 1-72). The image area of this piece measures 16" x 20", and it has been framed to an overall size of 24" x 28". The art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Carl Barks at the lower right. From the Kerby Confer Collection.

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    November, 2010
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
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