Our expert's notesA painted production design by Elliot Scott from the production of Steven Spielberg's action-adventure sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. This item comes from the personal collection of legendary producer Robert Watts. The interior of the Temple of the Sun, the last resting place of the Holy Grail, was filmed at Elstree Studios on a complex 80-foot set. The painting depicts a guard heading towards the Knight's chamber within the Temple of the Sun. Several carvings of knights decorate the walls, and the Great Seal is situated at the forefront.
Adhered on black card, the illustration was created using a combination of watercolour paints and pencil on paper. The bottom-right corner features Scott's signature in black pen. The artwork is presented in a thick silver-coloured metal frame. A small amount of glue has bled out from under the design on the right side and the frame exhibits minor marks and scratches. Dimensions (framed): 29.5 cm x 52.5 cm x 2.5 cm (11 1/2" x 20 3/4" x 1")
£3,000 - 5,000 M
*Sold without copyright; see copyright notice in the Buyer's Guide
This lot comes from the personal collection of celebrated film producer Robert Watts. Watts’ career began in the 1960s with location manager, production manager and assistant director credits on movies including Thunderball, Repulsion, Darling, Papillon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars: A New Hope and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Robert went on to become producer of such classics as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It’s fair to say his CV includes some of the most popular movies of all time.
Robert and his family are parting ways with these important artefacts so that they may find new custodians to cherish and appreciate them for years to come.
SizeItem size: 11.61" × 20.67" × 0.98" (29.5cm × 52.5cm × 2.5cm)
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