1st Dec, 2023 13:00

Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Historical Documents

 
  Lot 54
 

54

DISNEY WALT: (1901-1966)

DISNEY WALT: (1901-1966) American animator, Academy Award winner. An excellent, original pencil drawing signed by Walt Disney, one page, 4to, n.p. (Burbank. California), n.d. (1940s). Disney has executed a swift, although highly appealing, image of the head of Mickey Mouse, undoubtedly his most famous creation. Boldly signed ('Walt Disney') with a large signature immediately beneath the sketch. Matted in pale brown within an oval aperture alongside a photograph of Disney in a smiling head and shoulders pose and attractively framed and glazed in a modern decorative frame to an overall size of 20.5 x 14.5. A wonderful original drawing, both rare and highly desirable. One light, minor stain to the head of the page, not affecting the image or signature, VG

Provenance: Accompanied by a typed letter of provenance signed by Michael Miller, dated 22nd March 2023 and stating, in part, 'My mother, Suzanne (Suzie) Miller started working at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California on the 21st of October 1940. She worked there until 1944 in the eight wing animation building, and would work around artists, animators and story men…..Walt's office was also used for conferences with directors, animators, artists and any creative team would share ideas in order to create the next big Disney hit. After a meeting, my mother asked Walt for a signature, and Walt kindly smiled and drew this sketch of Mickey and signed it in pencil. She kept it since the 1940's and was then given to me, Michael Miller (her son)'.

Sold for €5,500
Estimated at €5,000 - €6,000


 

DISNEY WALT: (1901-1966) American animator, Academy Award winner. An excellent, original pencil drawing signed by Walt Disney, one page, 4to, n.p. (Burbank. California), n.d. (1940s). Disney has executed a swift, although highly appealing, image of the head of Mickey Mouse, undoubtedly his most famous creation. Boldly signed ('Walt Disney') with a large signature immediately beneath the sketch. Matted in pale brown within an oval aperture alongside a photograph of Disney in a smiling head and shoulders pose and attractively framed and glazed in a modern decorative frame to an overall size of 20.5 x 14.5. A wonderful original drawing, both rare and highly desirable. One light, minor stain to the head of the page, not affecting the image or signature, VG

Provenance: Accompanied by a typed letter of provenance signed by Michael Miller, dated 22nd March 2023 and stating, in part, 'My mother, Suzanne (Suzie) Miller started working at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California on the 21st of October 1940. She worked there until 1944 in the eight wing animation building, and would work around artists, animators and story men…..Walt's office was also used for conferences with directors, animators, artists and any creative team would share ideas in order to create the next big Disney hit. After a meeting, my mother asked Walt for a signature, and Walt kindly smiled and drew this sketch of Mickey and signed it in pencil. She kept it since the 1940's and was then given to me, Michael Miller (her son)'.