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Friday, June 19, 2009

"Snow White" (1937) [Series] - Witch Pencil

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

This was one of the early pencils we picked up. It's a great image of the Witch holding out the apple for Snow White.

The Witch was placed in the right third of the sheet and the power of her character seemed to get lost in the field. Rather than cut the image out and re-frame it, we decided to keep the page whole and do a cut-out to focus on the Witch. We also put in a small section of red around the cut-out to highlight the red of the apple. The black is felt and the frame itself is high-gloss.

Frankly, I think a good frame can highlight the art. In this case, most viewers stop to look at the image and actually move in closer to look at the detail.

Witch Pencil (click to enlarge)

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From “Snow White” (1937) Pencil sketch of the Queen (as the witch) as she holds out an apple. [Image: 5-5/16"W x 5-7/8"H. Frame: 20-11/16"W x 17-3/16"H] Acquired 1989. SeqID-0128 8/6/2005

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