Jason and the Argonauts

Lot # 177 - Live Auction 2017 - Ray Harryhausen Hand-Drawn Early Concept of Jason (Todd Armstrong) and the Skeletons

Stock #70979

A hand-drawn concept sketch from circa 1961 showing a very early idea for Jason's (Todd Armstrong) battle with the skeletons from the Don Chaffey fantasy-adventure film Jason and the Argonauts. This image was created by legendary visual-effects artist Ray Harryhausen and shows Jason with the Children of the Hydra rising from the grave.

Harryhausen, inspired by the classics, envisioned the skeletons rising from Hades or their own graves, but the idea was dropped as it was felt the concept did not translate well to the big screen. The sketch is executed in pencil on paper vellum. The lower-right corner of the page is no longer present. Dimensions: 33 cm x 51 cm (13" x 20")

£1,000 - 1,500

Please note this lot is sold without copyright, reproduction rights, licensing agreements or any other type of legal releases.


The final key art version of this image features on page 168 of Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life by Ray Harryhausen and Tony Dalton, published by Aurum.

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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