Original Vintage Autographed Cel, 1942-3
"Der Fuhrer's Face"
This is a really genuine piece of animation history. An original 1942 Disney cel of Donald Duck for the WWII short "Der Fuhrer's Face". An exceptionally colorful image of Donald. Many of these mats that were signed by Walt Disney had the original cel removed at some point. A major autograph auction house recently sold a signed matt with a reproduced photo of this cell for $3000. While Original Disney signed cells often realize in excess of $10,000. For example, a Disney signed cel from "Lady and the Tramp" just sold for $17,000 (Feb 9, 2011).
A cel, is painted on a separate sheet of plastic celluloid from the background. This image was originally used in the production of the wartime short "Der Fuhrer's Face" . It has the Courvoisier label on the reverse. Walt Disney hired Courvoisier in 1937 to produce his animated cells. Publicity cels are cels that are created for publicity purposes-- as gifts to important people in the distribution and publicity area. Walt Disney has Autographed the mat to the lower right of the cell in bold red artist pencil. An amazing perfect Large authentic signature, over 6" wide!! (see image below with quarter for size perspective). Also, has the red 'Original WDP' ink stamp
The back of the frame is still sealed and although paper has become aged and brittle, has not been removed for several decades. Also, note the original Courvoisier label on the reverse indentifying this as an original cell actually used in the production of "Der Fuhrer's Face" (the ink handwriting of the title on the label has faded but can still make it out).
This is a Handpainted Cel, NOT a print or reproduction.
See Wiki page on this Disney short:
Cel size: 7.5 x 9". Overall size with frame 17x16"
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