Ben Hur Detailed Galleon Ship Production Art
BEN HUR DETAILED GALLEON SHIP PRODUCTION ART - (MGM, 1959) 15 ¾ in. x 16 ¾ in. pencil and gouache on artist’s board sketch of a Roman Galleon. This production sketch is a map to the anatomy of an ancient ship with elemental descriptions for the art department. The colorful, unfinished sketch shows great detail of the bow of the ship with a number key detailing components of the structure from mast rigging to shields lining the rail of the impressive vessel. The sketch is titled, “44 Est. Seconda Galea Romana”. Posted in production, it exhibits a staple in the lower left corner, staple holes in the lower right and a nail hole top center. There is wear, edge wrinkling and paint spatter from the art department, but the subject, colors and legibility of this piece remain excellent.