A Gustaf Tenggren original concept painting from Pinocchio
Lot 169
A Gustaf Tenggren original concept painting from Pinocchio
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A Gustaf Tenggren original concept painting from Pinocchio
Walt Disney Studios, 1940. Black ink and watercolor on heavyweight paper, inscribed "Pinocchio" to upper left corner in watercolor in an unknown hand, matted and framed.

Pinocchio is trapped in a birdcage with the shadows of other marionettes hanging by their strings.

Gustaf Tenggren [1896-1970] was one of several European artists hired by the Disney Studios during the 1930s to have a stylistic impact on the early Disney films. Although Tenggren was not at the Disney Studios long, he produced several preliminary drawings for Pinocchio.

Exhibited:
Once Upon a Time, Walt Disney, Grand Palais, Paris, September 16, 2006 - January 15, 2007
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, March 8 - June 24, 2007
Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, September 19, 2008 - January 25, 2009
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, February 25 - May 31, 2009

Literature:
Canemaker, John. Before the Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists, Hyperion, New York, 1996, p. 48
Robin, Allan. Walt Disney and Europe, pp. 127-128
Girveau, Bruno. Once Upon a Time: Walt Disney: The Sources of Inspiration for the Disney Studios, Prestel Verlag, London, 2006
Lambert, Pierre. L'age d'or de Walt Disney, Demons et Merveilles, Paris, 2006, p. 98
Overall: 22 x 19 x 2 in; Within mat: 10.75 x 14 in
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