An early Ray Harryhausen hand-drawn concept piece from the production of Don Chaffey's fantasy-adventure Jason and the Argonauts. A hand-drawn concept sketch created around 1961, the artwork shows a very early idea for Jason (Todd Armstrong) and his battle with the skeletons. 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 originally 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, and is framed and glazed. Dimensions (displayed): 31 cm x 47 cm (12 1/2" x 18 1/2")
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.£2,000 - 3,000
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