Lot 1102: (Walt Disney Studios, 1942) Original production cel and production background featuring Donald Duck and Jose Carioca from Saludos Amigos, matted above a choice fountain pen signature and inscription, "To Neville, with best wishes, Walt Disney." The cel has been trimmed and applied to a hand-painted background as prepared by Courvoisier Galleries for sale. Image measures 6 x 4.75, with a mat opening of 7.25 x 6.75. This piece is also re-framed to an overall size of 14 x 17.75 and includes the original Disney Courvoisier Galleries label. In fine condition, with a couple tiny cracks to the paint. Saludos Amigos featured the first appearance of Jose Carioca, the Brazilian cigar-smoking parrot who starred in The Three Caballeros two years later. The animated feature was financed in part by the US State Department as part of a broader outreach program to win over the hearts and minds of South American audiences. An exemplary piece from an important World War II–era Disney cartoon.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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