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    Carl Barks - "The Stone That Turns All Metal Gold" Oil Painting Original Art (circa 1991). In the glittering, opulent setting of the throne room of King Minos, Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and his nephews stumble upon the Philosopher's Stone, which turns all base metals into pure gold. Although the oil painting was described as an "Idea Sketch" in the lower left corner of the composition, the spectacular scene by Carl Barks has essentially the same quality as one of his finished paintings. This superb composition, done in anticipation of Carl Barks' oil painting (dubbed CB Oil 139P by Barks scholars), is a masterpiece, and it was painted as the penultimate version of this spectacular scene.

    The amazing tableau was based on "the Good Duck Artist's" famous 1955 yarn, "The Fabulous Philosopher's Stone," from Uncle Scrooge #10. In this romp, the Ducks search all over Europe for the philosopher's stone, which can transmute base metals into gold, following a path that ultimately leads them to the labyrinth of Crete. The image area of this highly detailed oil on board masterwork measures 10.25" x 13", and the piece has been framed to an overall size of 20.5" x 23". The painting is in Excellent condition, and it was signed by Carl Barks at the lower left.

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    February, 2008
    28th-29th Thursday-Friday
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