Lot 228: Whitaker (Harold, 1920-2013). A large and voluminous archive of artwork including animation, plus related correspondence, printed and other assorted ephemera, circa 1950s/1990s, the artwork including original cells and drawings from animated films including Animal Farm, most with some old water damage, plus scripts, related correspondence, books, photographs and rolls of negatives (mostly personal), casettes, artist's materials, an Aldis projector in box, plus sundry ephemera. Harold Jackson Whitaker was a British animator, whose credits included Animal Farm (1954), the first full-length animated feature to be made in Britain. Harold specifically animated Farmer Jones and Napoleon. He first worked for Anson Dyer, before spending thirty years as an animator for Halas & Batchelor. Yorkshire born, Whitaker spent most of his working life in Stroud, Gloucestershire. This unsorted archive was salvaged from the garage of Whitaker's home earlier this year. (an archive)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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