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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Fantasia" (1940) [Series] - Orchid Girl Pastel

Items in the Cowan Collection from "Fantasia"...

This is one of the nicest pieces.  A large pastel on black paper image of the "Orchid Girl" from the Nictcracker Suite sequence.  I love the color -- which seems to really "pop" on the black paper.  And the white around the edges could not be displayed on any other background...

One of my notes says that this may have been drawn by Jules Engle (source: Mindy Aloff in ther book "Hippo In A Tutu").
Pastel of the Orchid Girl (click to enlarge)

----- DATABASE NOTES -----
From “Fantasia” (1940), the Nutcracker Suite sequence.  A pastel on black paper of the “Orchid Girl” dancing flower from The Nutcracker Suite sequence. Possibly drawn by Jules Engle (source: Mindy Aloff).  BACK: The Bonfoey Co., Cleveland, OH 216-621-0178.  [Image: 11-11/16"W x 9-5/8"H; Frame: 16-1/2"W x 17"H]  Acquired 2000.  SeqID-0712   Updated: 8/3/2005

NOTE: Image used in Mindy Aloff’s book “Hippo In A Tutu” (SeqID-1953), pg. 176. “A pastel sketch (possibly by Jules Engel) of the little Orchid Dancer for Fantasia’s ‘Nutcracker Suite’.”

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