Extremely Rare Signed Walter Lantz Original Pencil Sketch Of Woody Woodpecker For Sale
You are offerding on this pencil animation drawing, on artist's paper,of Woody Woodpecker. Including the card frame, the drawing measures 11x14. Lantz's signature and numbered reference, 65, are placed on the bottom right. The Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz seal is stamped in gold ink on the bottom left. The reference number 65 is just visible above the matte. The matte came with the drawing and is fixed to the artist’s paper. On the back is a mark where there original retail price tag sat when I first purchased this artwork. It has been behind glass for over 17 years so it is in excellent condition.
Animation drawings are the original models from which animation cels are traced. They are considered by many collectors to be the purist form of the art of cartoon production.
Walter Lantz (1899-1994) produced and directed animated films for Universal Studios from 1927 until 1972. He produced over 600 theatrical cartoons. He introduced his first full color cartoon in 1939. Woody Woodpecker was introduced in 1940, featuring in nearly a third of Lantz's cartoons.
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