Steig William (American, 1907-2003) King of Cartoons.
Original hand-painted animation cell and watercolor washed blue background for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
Video produced by Weston Woods, New York, 1993.
Letter handwritten by Bill Steig, January 14, 1992 in reference to this work.
Steig writes Morton Schindel: "Dear Mort, Thank you for sending me the photos showing 'progress' on the SYLVESTER animation. At age 84, I despair of ever seeing the finished animation. Best wishes for 1992! Bill Steig".
Animation film based on Bill Steig's book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1969.
The animation film was released in 1993.
Dimensions: 16.75" x 11".
Condition: good original estate condition.
Provenance: Morton Schindel estate, founder of Weston Woods Studios which specializes in adapting children's books into animated films.