Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1990)

Lot #747 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Brothers Hildebrandt Hand-Painted Princess Leia Trading Card Illustration

Stock #128326

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 Brothers Hildebrandt hand-painted Princess Leia illustration from Topps' 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire trading card set. This series of 100 cards featured artwork by noted artists Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, best known for producing several popular posters for the promotion of the franchise's films.

This painting for card number 47 is rendered in mixed media on wood labeled "Leia Prepares for Xizor" and signed "GREG & TIM HILDEBRANDT" on the bottom right corner. This is one of the few, or possibly the only, licensed consumer products pieces that featured such a risqué depiction of Leia. It is in excellent overall condition with a small chip on one of the bottom corners and some paint residue on the reverse. Dimensions: 14 3/4" x 11" (37.5 cm x 28 cm)

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

Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000

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

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