Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Courvoisier Seven Dwarfs Cel Setups

Vintage cel setups by Courvoisier Galleries, seen at auction via Profiles in History in 2011.

  • Dopey production cel on airbrushed background. Image measures 5" x 5.75". Prepared by Courvoisier Galleries in a matted frame with the date "1939" written on back side. Frame dimensions 9" x 9.75".



  • Doc and Sneezy production cels on airbrushed backgrounds.

SNEEZY CEL SETUP SOLD FOR $700 AT DECEMBER 2011 AUCTION


  • Sleepy production cel on airbrushed logs and background. Image measures 4.75" x 5.75".

CEL SETUP SOLD FOR $2500 AT DECEMBER 2011 AUCTION


  • Dopey sleeping on pillow production cel on painted bench background. Image measures 6.25" x 6.25".

CEL SETUP SOLD FOR $2500 AT DECEMBER 2011 AUCTION


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The following dwarf cels from the Heritage Auctions 2013 sale.

  • Hand-inked, hand-painted production cel of Grumpy, installed in an original Courvoisier setup with a wood veneer background. The image measures approximately 4" x 2". Small "©WDP" embossed in lower right corner (not visible in photo) and a small "Original work from Snow White" is printed on the reverse.


Close-up...




  • Dopey wood grain setup still had two small original Courvoisier stickers on the reverse. Image size 5.25" x 5.5". The only Dwarf with blue eyes.




  • Four dwarf setup on airbrushed background. Another with two small original labels on back. Image area 8" x 5".




  • Dopey and Sneezy production cel and hand-painted Courvoisier background. Framed and matted to an image area of 6.5" x 9.25".




  • Sleepy reaching for pesky fly which is on a separate cel level. Wood veneer background. Image area is 4" x 6".




  • Doc plays his duck-shaped lute. Hand-painted Courvoisier background. Doc is 6" x 4".




  • Dopey with cymbal on wood veneer background. Image area is 7" x 8".




  • All seven of the dwarfs (with Dopey doing backflip) on a hand-painted background. Two separate layers give a three-dimensional feel. The combined image area measures approximately 21.5" x 12.5"; overall frame size 29.5" x 21".


6 comments:

  1. OMG Squee!

    Please excuse the response, but Dopey on the couch is JUST SO CUTE!

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  2. These things always fetch amazing sums, there's just something about "Snow White" for animation collectors.

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    1. It's that Snow White bug. It's going around still. ;)

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  3. Two of those cels are from the deleted scene "The Bedroom Argument"!
    Gosh, I'd love to see that in full color.

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    1. Me too Dwarfdraco. That scene has a life of its own, a tone quite a bit different than the rest of the film.

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