An Original "Haunted Mansion" Stretching Portrait.

Currency:USD Category:Memorabilia Start Price:90,000.00 USD Estimated At:100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD
An Original  Haunted Mansion  Stretching Portrait.
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(Disneyland, 1969) An original hand-painted on canvas "stretching portrait" used within Disneyland's "Haunted Mansion" attraction. As the elevator descends, the portraits would "stretch" to reveal their full image. However, the consistent "stretching" would cause some wear to the canvas, and these portraits would need to be replaced. From 1969 to 1972, the portraits, with imagery designed by Imagineer Marc Davis, were all hand-painted whereas later versions were printed. This stretching portrait depicts a well-dressed gentleman (from the waist up) standing on a barrel of explosives. The canvas measures 45"x105" and the portrait is in very good condition with wear throughout from use. It has been mounted to a frame using the original mounting holes in the canvas that were used at the park. These portraits are exceptionally rare and sought-after artifacts from the earliest years of the "Haunted Mansion". Due to size and weight, special shipping arrangements may be necessary. Please inquire before bidding.