Star Wars - Ep V - The Empire Strikes Back

Lot # 463 - Live Auction 2017 - Ralph McQuarrie Hand-Drawn Reactor Vane Thumbnail

Stock #72021

A hand-drawn thumbnail concept drawing used for Irvin Kershner's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Drawn by legendary concept artist Ralph McQuarrie, the piece includes a concept sketch of the reactor vane within Cloud City, where Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Darth Vader (David Prowse) duelled.

McQuarrie was known for exploring concepts for larger artworks by doing small thumbnails, and this piece is drawn in his typical widescreen-framed style. It was likely done during his period working with the art department at Elstree Studios. There are also notes on other things McQuarrie was thinking about at the time, reading 'Snow Battle', 'Bog Planet', 'Meteor Shower', 'Prison Sets', 'Mynock ‘Cave'', and 'Cloud City Balcony'. The lot includes some signs of wear from age, but remains in very good overall condition. Dimensions (overall): 20 cm x 8 cm x 1 cm (8" x 3" x 1/4")

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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