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    Carl Barks - Xerxes and Harem Drawing Original Art (Carl Barks, 1980). This opulent Carl Barks ink drawing on vellum was created for a number of ads when Barks produced his own series of lithographs based on oil paintings using the theme "famous figures of history as they might have looked had their genes gotten mixed with waterfowl." Xerxes became King of Persia upon the death of his father Darius the Great in 485. In this scene, Xerxes is relaxing, at an advanced age, surrounded by his harem of bejeweled beauties, interested only in his game of "cat's cradle." This original ink drawing was framed and a three-color film overlay was aligned with the drawing to create a striking full-color showpiece. The drawing has an image area of 16" x 20". It is in Excellent condition, and is signed by Carl Barks at the lower left. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton.

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    August, 2006
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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