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    Carl Barks - "First National Bank of Cibola" Oil Painting Original Art (circa 1987). Based on his 1954 saga for Uncle Scrooge #7, "The Seven Cities of Cibola," Carl Barks painted this awe-inspiring, opulent scene of glittering, buried treasure. Before there was an archeologist-hero such as Indiana Jones to unearth the hidden treasures of the ancient world, it was up to those dauntless ducks, Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie to bring home the prizes of the half-forgotten past. History tells us that Cibola was one of the "Seven Cities of Gold." According to ancient myth, seven bishops fled Merida, Spain to prevent invaders from obtaining their sacred religious relics. Later, the bishops founded the cities of Cibola and Quivira and legend had it that these cities grew rich in gold and precious stones. Such delicious details spawned countless expeditions in search of Cibola throughout the centuries. Leave it to those bounders, the Beagle Boys, to try steal the treasure and set off a booby-trap that collapses the cities, burying them for all time. The galvanized globetrotting adventures of the denizens of Duckburg have often been cited as a profound influence on many contemporary filmmakers and cartoonists of action-adventure drama. This magnificent masterwork has been indexed by Barks scholars as painting #133P. The image area measures 20" x 25", and the art is in Excellent condition. The painting was signed by Carl Barks at the lower right.

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