Star Wars - Ep V - The Empire Strikes Back

Lot #696 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Hand-Drawn Ralph McQuarrie Vader and Luke at Window Thumbnail Sketch

Stock #127091

This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 27th (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.

A hand-drawn Ralph McQuarrie thumbnail sketch of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker at the Cloud City window from the production of Irvin Kershner's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Darth Vader's (David Prowse) climactic lightsaber duel took them into the bowels of Cloud City.

This hand-drawn thumbnail, a concept sketch for the final production painting of Luke and Vader in front of the window looking over Cloud City, is rendered in mixed media on vellum by production illustrator and visual effects artist McQuarrie. It is marked "10" and features paint brushstrokes from when McQuarrie used it for reference during production. Despite the paint smears, the thumbnail is in good overall condition with minor creases around the edges.

Dimensions: 11" x 8 1/2" (28 cm x 21.75 cm)

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

Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

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

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