Star Wars - Ep V - The Empire Strikes Back

Lot # 460 - Live Auction 2017 - Ralph McQuarrie Hand-Drawn Chicken Walker Sketch and Paperwork

Stock #74018

A Ralph McQuarrie hand-drawn chicken walker sketch and related paperwork from Irvin Kershner's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

This lot includes an early concept sketch for an Imperial Walker, and paperwork relating to a legal case several years later that challenged the ownership of the design. The early hand-drawn pencil sketch was rendered in pencil during the period McQuarrie was working with the Elstree Studios art department, in late 1978 or 1979. The sketch depicts a four-legged concept for a chicken walker, which later emerged as the AT-ST. McQuarrie had earmarked the sketch as possible evidence in the 1984 civil case challenging ownership; included is a letter dated 5 September 1984 inviting McQuarrie to contact the Law Offices for further discussion. Paired with the legal paperwork is personal stationery of McQuarrie's, with his handwritten notes on key dates, relating to the development of a two-legged walker. The lot shows minor wear due to age, but remains in very good condition. Dimensions (sketch): 10 cm x 9 cm (4' x 3 1/2'); (document): 22 cm x 28 cm (8 1/2' x 11'); (envelope): 24 cm x 10 cm (9 1/2" x 4")

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

£2,000 - 3,000

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

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