Cinderella Coach and Castle Concept Painting by Mary Blair (Walt Disney, 1950). "Goodness me, it's getting late. Hurry up dear, the ball can't wait!" says the Fairy Godmother to Cinderella as she enters the coach and takes off for the castle. Outstanding Mary Blair (1911-1978) original concept Color Key painting of Cinderella in her coach, racing up to the castle. This large Blair original painting has it all -- the coach, the white horses, the full moon in a cloudy sky, all rendered in gouache on illustration board measuring 20" x 9". Wow! John Canemaker, in his tribute book, The Art and Flair of Mary Blair, wrote "Blair color-keyed and suggested staging for every important sequence in the film and some in discarded ones as well" on page 44. This is one of the single most impressive Blair Cinderella pieces ever offered. Tack holes in the corners, with edge and light handling wear. Very Good condition. Framed
Frame is sold as is. COA from The Cricket Gallery
Mary Blair (born Mary Browne Robinson; October 21, 1911 – July 26, 1978) was an American artist, animator, and designer. She was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company, drawing concept art for such films as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella. Blair also created character designs for enduring attractions such as Disneyland's It's a Small World, the fiestascene in El Rio del Tiempo in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase, and an enormous mosaic inside Disney's Contemporary Resort. Several of her illustrated children's books from the 1950s remain in print, such as I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss. Blair was inducted into the group of Disney Legends in 1991.
Cinderella is the titular protagonist of Disney's 1950 animated feature film of the same name. After the death of her mother, her father remarried believing that Cinderella "needed a mother's care." Cinderella's father died shortly after and she was forced to work as a scullery maid for her wicked stepmother, Lady Tremain and stepsister, Anastasia and Drizella.
Despite the cruelty of her jealous stepfamily, Cinderella remained kind, spirited and internally beautiful. Her faith and everlasting optimism manifested in a Fairy Godmother, whose magic served as a catalyst for Cinderella's ascent from servant to princess.
Cinderella is the second official Disney Princess, preceded by Snow White