Jason and the Argonauts

Lot # 341 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Hand-drawn Ray Harryhausen Concept Sketch of Talos and the Argo

Stock #70976

A hand-drawn Ray Harryhausen concept sketch c. 1961 showing Talos from the production of Don Chaffey's fantasy adventure Jason and the Argonauts. The artwork shows the giant bronze statue blocking the path of the Argo as the ship attempted to leave the Isle of Bronze.

Rendered in pencil on vellum, this image was transposed almost identically to the final film, with the only change being the addition of a helmet and sword for Talos. The edges of the vellum are irregularly cut, but the piece remains in very good overall condition. Dimensions: 51 cm x 35 cm (20" x 13 3/4")


The final key art version of this image features on pages 106-107 of The Art of Ray Harryhausen by Ray Harryhausen and Tony Dalton, and on page 157 of Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life by Ray Harryhausen and Tony Dalton. Both are published by Aurum.

£3,000 - 5,000 † Δ

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

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