Walt Disney signed original production cel from Donald Duck
This is an original hand-inked and hand-painted Disney production cel featuring Donald Duck. Walt Disney has personally inscribed and signed below the cel: "TO WODO COURTNEY WITH BEST WISHES WALT DISNEY" in green crayon - he would often choose a colored crayon pencil which complimented a color in the art. Walt has signed in his famous "Disney font" block printing, the style of signature the company subsequently used as the Disney Company logo. Although slightly faded, you can still make out the original WDP (Walt Disney Productions) logo on the mount, just above the 'C' in Courtney. The total size of the piece is 35.5 x 37.5 cm, including the wooden frame. Additional provenance comes in the form of a photocopied World War II letter from the British Air Ministry addressed to Mrs Courtney, informing her that her husband had sadly passed away. We haven't examined this outside of the frame but the condition appears VG-EX with no obvious flaws. Light age toning to the mount. The frame has a crack to the top right corner. The backing paper on the reverse is coming loose and could do with replacing.