Jason and the Argonauts

Lot # 340 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Hand-drawn Ray Harryhausen Early Concept of Jason (Todd Armstrong) and the Skeletons

Stock #105504

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")



Literature

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 M

*Sold without copyright; see copyright notice in the Buyer's Guide

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

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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