A Carl Barks painting entitled Golden Helmet

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Lot 83
A Carl Barks painting entitled Golden Helmet

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A Carl Barks painting entitled Golden Helmet
Oil on masonite, signed at lower right ("Carl Barks / © Walt Disney Productions"), matted and framed. Depicting Donald Duck with his nephews holding up a golden helmet. This painting is referred to by Barks collectors as "CB OIL 5" and is marked on the reverse "#3-72." The image is based on the cover to the comic book The Golden Helmet (July-August 1952) and is also featured in the book The Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks.
Carl Barks (1901-2000) was an American illustrator, painter and writer who was known for his Donald Duck comics and also as the creator of the character Scrooge McDuck. He joined the animation department at Disney in 1935 and worked on over 30 Donald Duck shorts, helping create the characters of Donald's nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Barks worked on Disney comic books from 1942 to 1966, before retiring to focus on his oil paintings. He remained anonymous until late in his life, and was known to fans only as "The Duck Man." When his identity was discovered, comic book fans commissioned him to paint memorable scenes from their favorite Donald Duck comic books, such as this one. It is estimated that Barks created 122 oil paintings, which are now highly sought after at auction.
Overall: 24 1/2 x 28 1/2 in.; within mat: 15 1/2 x 19 in.
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