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    Carl Barks A 1934 Belchfire Runabout Preliminary Study Painting Original Art (c. 1984). A charming and well-remembered piece, the finished painting (CB OIL 127) was created to celebrate Donald Duck's 50th birthday. It is reported (by our consignor) that on the back of this board is a note from Carl Barks explaining that this was an early concept and "at this point only the ducks and Daisy and Pluto were believed permissible to use. Other Disney characters were added later". True enough, the finished painting guest-starred many other Disney characters including Horace Horsecollar, Gus Goose, Mickey Mouse, and a parrot named "Joe" (José Carioca in disguise?). The final painting was used to produce the fourth of the Another Rainbow limited edition prints in 1984, and this preliminary work was included in A Lithographic Suite of Preliminary Paintings in 1989. This wonderful study is painted in oil on illustration board with an image area of 12.5" x 10". Signed just below the image area. Matted and handsomely Plexiglas front- framed to 20.5" x 18.5". A gorgeous work by any standard, and in Excellent condition.

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    February, 2018
    22nd-24th Thursday-Saturday
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