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Eyvind Earle concept painting from Sleeping Beauty

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Eyvind Earle concept painting from Sleeping Beauty
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6 1/8" x 14" Framed. 1959, watercolor on board, depicting Maleficent as a dragon behind the castle walls. Signed at the lower right, "Eyvind Earle." Fine condition. In 1951 the Disney Studio hired Eyvind Earle in the animation department as a background artist. Within a few years Walt Disney assigned Earle to become the color stylist and inspirational artist for Sleeping Beauty (1959). It was a daring move going against the established convention of the "softer" look of previous animated features. From the Ellenshaw Collection.