For sale - Carl Barks Painting Ajax, Returning Hero 1978 by Carl Barks - Original art

Carl Barks Painting Ajax, Returning Hero 1978

Original art
25 x 20 cm (9.84 x 7.87 in.)
Price : 5,500 €  [$]




Beautiful watercolor painting (20cm x 25cm) by the great Carl Barks, "Ajax, Returning Hero" (29-78) from "Famous Figures of History as They Might Have Looked Had Their Genes Gotten Mixed with Waterfowl" (1977-1980). This was published in the "Animal Quackers" book, as well as the great german book "Carl Barks - Die Ölgemälde (1971-1997)". The painting is is still in the original frame, which was comissioned (or even done? - not sure about this) by Barks.
You´ve got to love those female Ducks...a little risqué (not too much), but tastefully and with amazingly vibrant colors...

5500€ & shipping

About Carl Barks

Carl Barks (March 27, 1901 – August 25, 2000) was an American cartoonist, author, and painter. He is best known for his comics about Donald Duck and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck. He worked anonymously until late in his career; fans dubbed him The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame. Barks worked for the Disney Studio and Western Publishing where he created Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as Scrooge McDuck (1947), Gladstone Gander (1948), the Beagle Boys (1951), The Junior Woodchucks (1951), Gyro Gearloose (1952), Cornelius Coot (1952), Flintheart Glomgold (1956), John D. Rockerduck (1961) and Magica De Spell (1961). Cartoonist Will Eisner called him "the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books."

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