A Mary Blair preliminary watercolor from Don Quixote
circa 1940, pencil and watercolor on paper, depicting Don Quixote and a lady arm in arm walking toward his horse, corner pin holes, slight discoloration, matted and framed.
In her first year at the Disney Studio, Mary Blair worked on Joe Grants dog story Lad and Don Quixote. For the latter, she painted this scene of the Spanish adventurer and his steed in the California watercolor style in which she worked in the 1930s. Please refer to Solomons The Disney that Never Was and John Canemakers Before the Animation Begins.
8 x 11in