NOTE: This cel is in mint condition. Photos appear to show condition issues, but they are just light reflections on the cel and/or shadows cast onto the cel from imperfections in the frame's glass.
Additional photos under different light and from different angles will be provided on request. This is an original production cel (celluloid) from Walt Disney's 1959 movie production of Sleeping Beauty. This hand-painted cel features a classic image of Fauna, one of Princess Aurora's three fairy godmothers. Fauna is dressed in a green gown, green hat, and green cape clipped with a green triangle.
Fauna's character in the movie is a bit flighty, but she is the kindest of the three fairy godmothers and the most sensitive. Her gift to Aurora is the gift of song. This is a prime cel of Fauna from the movie - it captures her entire body and the iconic expression of warmth and kindness on her face. Sleeping Beauty cels mark one of the high points of the art form as practiced in Disney's Ink and Paint Department. The paints are remarkably rich and vibrant, and the inking (in numerous complementary colors) is expert and elegant.
This cel looks like it was painted yesterday, not 60 years ago! The cel measures approximately 8" x 11". The frame measures approximately 11 3/4" x 15".
As stated above, the cel is in mint condition ("fine") overall. The cel itself is a little wavy but this does not affect the image or value of the piece. Because of the likelihood of reframing, I have priced this artwork far less than other authentic Sleeping Beauty production cels currently available. This cel was given to my family in the 1960s and has been in our family ever since. It has been in climate-controlled storage for the past 30 years.
We would like to find this artwork a new home, where its charm and artistry can be admired by a new generation of Disney fans. Please see my other listings for another production cel from Sleeping Beauty as well as a production cel of Jiminy Cricket. A group discount will be considered if you are interested in more than one.The item "Original Disney hand-painted 1959 Sleeping Beauty production cel Fauna" is in sale since Friday, November 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Disneyana\Vintage (Pre-1968)\Animation Art, Cels". The seller is "sdpilgrimsoul2012" and is located in Carlsbad, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, South africa, New Zealand.