(Walt Disney Studios, 1953) Beautiful original concept painting by Mary Blair of Peter Pan and the Darling children of Wendy, John, and Michael soaring over London en route to the island of Never Land. Accomplished in tempera and watercolor on a 9.75 x 8.75 illustration board, the scene wonderfully portrays the moment that Peter and Tinker Bell teach the Darling children to fly, leading them on a starry night over rooftops and bridges before coming to rest on the minute hand of Big Ben. The scene is exquisitely captured with various elements of light: the shine of a full moon, the glow of the Big Ben clock, and the soft twinkle of several distant stars. In fine condition, with tack holes to corners and some soiling to borders. Certificate of Authenticity (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.