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    Carl Barks The Expert Oil Painting Original Art (1975). Offered here is a precious close up portrait of gold-wise Scrooge McDuck as he sits atop his accumulated wealth, enjoying the study of one of his gold coins in detail.

    This pose will be very familiar to any coin collector, and not only does the scene remind us of some prominent numismatists of our acquaintance, we think it would be the ultimate gift to adorn a coin hobbyist's wall.

    When this painting was displayed at the 2003 ANA World's Fair of Money, the accompanying brochure noted, "Could that be the missing 1913 nickel he's eyeing so assiduously?"

    This piece was featured on page 311 (color plate 135) of The Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald Duck. The image area of this telling portrait, indexed by Barks scholars as painting #111P (Barks identification number 21-75), is 8" x 10", and it has been framed to an overall size of 13" x 15". The art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Carl Barks at the lower right. From the Kerby Confer Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2010
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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