This first "Spinning Wheel Room" concept is interesting because it is such a close match to the other "Snow White" items that I have of the same sequence. Check out THIS POST and then come back!
"Sleeping Beauty" (1959)-Eyvind Earle Concept
Here is an interesting view from the room and balcony to the forest area outside the castle. I thought the strong verticals were very dramatic.
My son really liked this one! A great action shot and the line in the trees matched the Queen's back.
Most of Earle's art is on small pan piece of art board. This is the only one we have that doesn't fit that aspect ratio.
The Earle concept pieces are fun to collect because of their unique design. In addition, the items tend to be more dramatic than some of his backgrounds used in the film. In an upcoming post, I'll put in more of his backgrounds from the film.
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From “Sleeping Beauty” (1959). A very dramatic Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) painting from ''Sleeping Beauty'' of 'Aurora' and the Spinning Wheel in 'Maleficent's' Tower Room. Signed by Eyvind Earle. [12”W x 6”H] SeqID-1443 8/1/2005
From “Sleeping Beauty” (1959). Signed Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) watercolor concept of woods from inside castle [18”W x 12”H] Acquired 2003. SeqID-0961 Updated: 8/1/2005
From “Sleeping Beauty” (1959). Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) signed watercolor concept of the dragon (Maleficent) from Sleeping Beauty. [18”W x 12”H] Acquired 2003. SeqID-0963 Updated: 8/1/2005
From “Sleeping Beauty” (1959) by Eyvind Earle. Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) concept art from Sleeping Beauty. A watercolor and gouache drawing depicts the Prince trying to make his way through a jungle of brambles to get to the castle high on the hill where the sleeping Princes awaits, signed lower right Eyvind Earle. CONDITION: the watercolor drawing is in very good condition. PROVENANCE: This was originally in the Jeff Lotman Collection of Animation Art that was sold by Sotheby's in April/May, 2001. [9"W x 7"H] SeqID 0950 8/5/2005
From “Sleeping Beauty” (1959). Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) signed watercolor concept of the castle from the woods. [18”W x 12”H] Acquired 2003. SeqID-0962 Updated: 8/1/2005