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Film & Television
Lot 78
Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons: Artwork board No.1 For The End Title Sequence,
mid-1960's,
20 April – 4 May 2022, 12:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

Sold for £16,575 inc. premium

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Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons: Artwork board No.1 For The End Title Sequence,

mid-1960's,
gouache and watercolour on paper, mounted on board, the artwork struggling in swamp, reaching for a creeper with his left hand, with acetate overlay sheet marked in chinagraph pencil with one large and one small cropping guide numbered 1 and 2, the paper guard inscribed A1, A2, 1 in red and black, numbered 1 to the bottom right of the sheet,
21 1/2in x 15in (54.5cm x 38cm)

Footnotes

Provenance:
Ex-Lot 152, TV Generation, Christie's, London, 11 July 2002.

Comic-strip artist Ron Embleton (1930-1988) is celebrated as a definitive portrayer of Captain Scarlet. In 1965 Embleton joined TV Century 21, where he illustrated 67 Stingray comic strips before producing work on Captain Scarlet. The present artwork and the following Lot are two scenes in a series of ten executed by Embleton, seen in the end title sequence at the end of each episode of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Each scene shows Captain Scarlet seemingly in grave peril, with others depicting a giant cobra, sharks, and a tank. By 1968 Embleton had left the comic but continued to produce illustrations for Gerry Anderson merchandise.

Each image was used for two sets of credits in the end title sequence. This artwork is on screen for Executive Producer Gerry Anderson, and Director Dave Lane.

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