DescriptionCarl Barks Trail of the Forty Thieves Preliminary Painting Sketch (#P-7-A) Original Art (c. 1980). Here's another version of the study Barks created for a painting which was to be named Trail of the Forty Thieves, and later abandoned when he was dissatisfied with the way the "shimmering illusion" of ancient Baghdad came out. We think he did pretty well with this version! This preliminary sketch (Code #P-7-A) was one of several full color developmental oil sketches made by Barks (this is painted on canvas mounted to masonite). The art has an image area of 10" x 12.5" and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by Barks at the lower right.
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