Valley of Gwangi, The

Lot # 184 - Live Auction 2017 - Ray Harryhausen Hand-Drawn Ornithomimus Scale Comparison

Stock #70997

A hand-drawn sketch of an Ornithomimus from Jim O'Connolly's sci-fi Western The Valley of Gwangi. This image shows an Ornithomimus in profile, along with a very rough human figure towards the left edge for scale.

Harryhausen made this detailed size comparison during production as a matter of routine; it was vital for his own reference, as well as that of the actors, to help them visualise the true size of his creations. The artwork is executed in pencil on paper, with a vertical fold to the centre and some minor discolouration at the base of the fold. The left edge is uneven and there are some light handling marks throughout. Dimensions: 43 cm x 38 cm (17" x 15")

£2,000 - 3,000

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

Literature

A similar image features on page 207 of Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life by Ray Harryhausen and Tony Dalton, published by Aurum.

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

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