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Friday, June 19, 2009

"Snow White" (1937) [Series] - Queen and Mirror Pencil

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

The Queen (as with all the Villains) is very collectible. This pencil is unique in that the Queen is facing away from the viewer and her face can be seen reflecting in the mirror. I don't think I've seen many images where a few from behind strengthens the characterization.

The detail in his pencil is amazing. Great attention to detail. As with the image of the Witch (next posting), we used a cut-out to focus attention on the character and draw the viewer into the image. We thought the use of a curved cut-out picked up the line of the held-out cape.

Queen and Mirror Pencil (click to enlarge)

----- DATABASE NOTES -----

From “Snow White” (1937) This is an excellent pencil sketch of the Queen in front of the mirror, with her reflection apparent. [Image: 7 7/16"W x 8.5"H. Frame: 15-3/8"W x 16-7/8"H] Acquired 1989. SeqID-0129 8/3/2005