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    Walt Kelly - Hansel and Gretel Illustration Original Art (1935). This lush watercolor illustration of a lost Hansel and Gretel in the deep, dark, mysterious woods, with the Old Witch lurking nearby, is thought to be one of the earliest known examples of Walt Kelly art. It was found by Kelly's daughter, Carolyn, during the sale of her family home in 1995; Carolyn has noted this on the back of the piece. Kelly began his career in 1935 with the Walt Disney studio; perhaps this painting was done as a portfolio piece, or was a rejected idea for a feature based on a classic fairy tale similar to Snow White. At any rate, it is a rare and beautiful treasure, indeed. The image area measures approximately 10.5" x 8.5", and the piece has been professionally matted and framed to an overall size of 18" x 15.5". In Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton.

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    August, 2006
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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