In the feature, the camera pans across this spectacular master background of house and grounds, with a view of gardens, flowering forest beyond and incredible starry sky. Disney Studio created the pan cel for exhibition purposes. This set of originals was included in The Art of Animation exhibits shown in America, Europe and Japan in the 1950s into the early 1960s. The Art of Animation was the last major touring exhibition of Disney Studio art sponsored by the Disney Company. This artwork is also published on page 55 of The Art and Flair of Mary Blair book by John Canemaker.While the auction says that the cel was created by the studio, one wonders why they got her legs wrong?
The auction had hundreds of amazing items, including many Alice cels, paintings and drawings. The full catalog can be viewed here and here.
I was fortunate enough to acquire two items in this auction, more on those when they arrive after the holidays!