Star Wars - Ep V - The Empire Strikes Back

Lot #697 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Hand-Drawn Ralph McQuarrie Luke Skywalker Concept Sketch

Stock #127088

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 Luke Skywalker concept sketch from 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 sketch, a concept illustration for the final production painting of Luke and Vader in the Cloud City freezing chamber, is rendered in graphite and ink on vellum taped to matte backing by production illustrator and visual effects artist McQuarrie. It is marked "E.S.B. 15" and signed "RMQ". The sketch remains in excellent overall condition with minor wear and small stains from handling. Original artwork relating to Luke Skywalker is exceedingly rare.

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

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

Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

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

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