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Mickey Mouse Annual Original Cover Painting.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:3,000.00 USD Estimated At:4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD
Mickey Mouse Annual Original Cover Painting.
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(Dean & Son, 1939) An original painting used as cover artwork for the popular Mickey Mouse Annual book series. Published by Dean & Son, this series contained comics and stories of Mickey and his friends, and offered some of the earliest Disney fans the opportunity to bring these characters and adventures into the comfort of their own homes. Hand-painted in acrylic on art board, this illustration features the final artwork from both the front cover and spine of the book. Various production notation can be seen along the white margins. The artwork was stamped "Sep 1939" near the top edge, however, it is likely the annual itself debuted in 1940. Measuring 13"x11.75", the painting is in good condition with pin holes along the margin, small flecks of paint loss in the dark green paint near the bottom, and a thin 1" tear near Donald's foot. Any kind of Disney book artwork from this era is difficult to find, but cover artwork that so beautifully depicts these three iconic characters is exceptionally rare.