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Mickey Mouse Annual Cover Painting.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:5,000.00 USD Estimated At:6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD
Mickey Mouse Annual Cover Painting.
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(Dean & Son, c.1942-43) An original painting used as cover artwork for the popular Mickey Mouse Annual book series. Published in England by Dean & Son, this series contained comics and stories of Mickey and his friends, and offered some of the earliest Disney fans the opportunity to bring these characters and adventures into the comfort of their own homes. Hand-painted in acrylic on art board, this illustration features Mickey Mouse and Goofy on the front cover, while Donald Duck would have appeared on the book's spine. In published form, the work likely would have featured a copyright date of 1942, but released to the public in 1943. Measuring 14.75"x13.5" the cover and spine art displays in very good condition, exhibiting minor wear from age, small pinholes from original production. Any kind of Disney book artwork from this era is difficult to find, but cover artwork that so beautifully depicts these three iconic characters is exceptionally rare.