1937 Disney Snow White Large Evil Queen Original Production Drawing Cel Framed For SaleEVIL QUEEN PRODUCTION DRAWING
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
GRAPHITE, RED, AND GREEN PENCILS ON WATERMARKED HAMMERMILL MANAGEMENT BOND PEG HOLE PAPER, 1937
Description:For sale is a very rare large, eyes and mouth open original production drawing of the Evil Queen from the 1937 full length animated feature film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" from Walt Disney Studios. The Evil Queen is getting ready to present the heart box to the Huntsman to bring back Snow White's heart! Graphite, green, and red pencils on watermarked five peg hole paper. Production numbers stamp lower left and numbered 923 in graphite pencil lower right. The Evil Queen measures an incredible 10" x 6 3/4" and is on a 15 3/8" x 12 1/2" sheet. Framed with a black and gold wood frame, linen acid free mat, a gold fillet, and UV conservation clear glass.
The Evil Queen, one of the greatest Walt Disney animated villains of all time, was created by the famous Disney animator Art Babbitt. Babbitt was already an accomplished animator prior to working on "Snow White," Disney's first full length animated film. He is was known for creating Goofy and his work on "The Country Cousin" had won an Academy Award for the studio in 1936. However, his work on the Evil Queen, which Walt Disney and Joe Grant (Walt Disney character designer and story artist) had conceived as a mix of different characters including a blend of Lady Macbeth and the Big Bad Wolf, as well as traits inspired by actresses Joan Crawford and Gale Sondergaard; would secure is place in the Walt Disney Studio. Refinement of the character of the Queen was done by animators Grim Natwick and Norm Ferguson; however the actual animation of the Queen fell to Art Babbitt.
Rotoscoping, a technique used in animation whereby live actors are used to portray the characters and then animators trace over the footage frame by frame; was not used as much on the Queen as it was on Snow White. Babbitt preferred to avoid rotoscoping and draw the character free hand. It has been stated that you could wallpaper a room with just drawings that Babbitt made just of her mouth and eyes; because all of her emotions came through her face. The Evil Queen, wonderfully voiced by veteran stage actress Lucille La Verne; holds a place in history as being the first character to ever speak in a full length animated film.
In the large drawing pictured here you can see the animators skill; and the image is from the scene when she is lifting the heart box up in her hands to present to the Huntsman. Measurements: Evil Queen: 10" x 6 3/4"; Sheet:15 3/8" x 12 1/2"; Frame 22 1/4 x 25" Certificate of Authenticity/Money-Back Guarantee:A full color Certificate of Authenticity and written Money-Back Guarantee is provided for this lot from Untitled Art Gallery, LLC. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Condition: See pictures below of the actual drawing, which is in excellent overall condition as shown by the pictures below!
All items we sell are from a smoke-free/mold-free home/workplace and are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. About Me: I am a private collector and dealer of both Fine Art and Disney Original Production Art Work with over 20 years of experience. I own every work pictured for sale and I stand behind every item. Please follow/bookmark me as a favorite and keep checking back for more items for sale in the coming weeks. For now, please check out my other Disney Villain Drawings and Cels and other original modern and contemporary artwork for sale!Shipping: This work of art is located in and can be picked up in Durham, NC, 27713.
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