Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Hank Porter Carolers Illustration

Working in the Disney Studio Publicity Department, artist Hank Porter created this 1938 Christmas Carolers illustration. In the center of the piece, Dopey holds a lamp while Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Pluto sing holiday tunes. They are joined by the Three Little Pigs and more--including a host of forest animals--something Hank was asked to help animate during the making of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Original pen and ink artwork drawn on illustration board. Large image area approximately 16.5" x 20.75". The one-of-a-kind piece sold for $47,800.00 via Heritage Auctions on November 19, 2010.


Image via Heritage Auctions.


See Hank's 1937-38 Snow White Sunday comic strip in an earlier Archive entry.

10 comments:

  1. This looks gorgeous! I love pen-and-ink work, and it is unusual to see Disney art in that format. :-)

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  2. Wow, that's a neat find! Gorgeous!

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    1. It's definitely a beaut! Have a wonderful holiday Ron.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this wonderful illustration it's a superb detailed picture and I think that it's absolutely delightful I wish you and all the readers of your splendid blog a peaceful prosperous healthy and very Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Wobble. Happy 2017 to you too. May it be all that you hope for and more in this 80th anniversary year of Snow White.

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