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Friday, June 19, 2009

"Snow White" (1937) [Series] - Courvoisier Items

More of the "Snow White" material in the Cowan Collection....

OK. We have a number of Courvoisier items from Snow White and instead of putting them up one-by-one, I'll just post the rest here.

As I recall, Guthrie Courvoisier was an art dealer in San Francisco who was looking for a different art form to promote. He thought animation art represented a new class of artwork and became interested in it. While there was some market in the sale and trade of cels, Courvoisier thought the cels needed to be placed on some "context" and designed backgrounds and frames to create an overall piece of artwork. So, having some pieces from Courvoisier's first effort add to the historical significance.

"Snow White" Courvoisiers

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From “Snow White” (1937) Cel of Snow White with bird on hand on Courvoisier production background. Fine condition Courvoisier cel. [Image: 5-3/4"W x 5-3/4"H] Acquired 1998. SeqID-0331 8/1/2005

From “Snow White” (1937) Courvoisier cel of Happy in gold frame looking to left with right hand up a little. Seller: “Cels of Happy are very rare.” [Image: 5-3/4"W x 7-3/4"H. Frame: 13.25"W x 15.5"H] Acquired 1998. SeqID-0333 8/5/2005

From “Snow White” (1937). Courvoisier cel of Grumpy at organ on painted background. Seller: Grumpy is one of the more collectible Dwarfs. [Image: 7"W x 8"H. Frame: 15.5"W x 17-3/4"H] Acquired 1998. SeqID-0335 8/5/2005

From “Snow White” (1937) Courvoisier cel of Sleepy in gold frame with eyes half closed and holding fish clarinet and cymbal. [Image: 6-1/8"W x 5-1/8"H. Frame: 12"W x 11.5"H] Acquired 1998. SeqID-0334 8/5/2005

From “Snow White” (1937). Courvoisier cel of Bashful playing accordion on painted background. [Image: 7-13/16"W x 5-11/16"H. Frame: 18"W x 16"H] Acquired 1998. SeqID-0336 8/5/2005

1 comment:

  1. That's Fabulous!Material of Snow White as a Subject is really meaningful.Thank you for the wonderful Post!