The Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks


Barks Ölgemäldebuch ( blau o. rot ), 
im Schuber, signiert v. Barks , limitiert

   

           

 

Besides the regular edition of 1875 numbered copies, puböished in 1981,
ca. 250 numbered copies of the originally "not for sale" Publisher Proofs
came on the open collectors market by the publisher in the mid-1990ies..
Theoretically, it might be that these publisher proofs are part of the 1875 edition, because of the general numbering
(see below)
Shown here is the difference between the two editions :

 

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Hg. v. Bruce Hamilton und Russ Cochran. Aufsätze von Elizabeth Boatner und Bruce Hamilton.
Erster US-Abdruck von 'Silent Night'. Chronologie.
Das legendäre Ölgemäldebuch, signiert von Carl Barks. Das bis heute verbindliche Buch zu den Barks-Ölgemälden,
gilt gleichzeitig als die schönste bibliophile Edition aus diesem Bereich. Hat US - Buchbinderpreis (viel Handarbeit) gewonnen !
Abdruck aller 122 bis 1976 von Barks gemalten Bilder um die Ducks. Viele Faltseiten.
Im Schuber, 312 Seiten. Format : 28 x 31 cm. Auflage: 1875, nummeriert.

Bruce Hamilton/Russ Cochran (Ed.). Essays by Elizabeth Boatner and Bruce Hamilton.
First US-reprint of 'Silent Night'. Chronology. Reprint of  all the 122 (Disney) oil paintings Barks had made until 1976.
This is an edition in which no time or expense was spared. Best quality reproduction, fully-sewn foldouts, high-class paper and a cover-stock chosen to last for several lifetimes make this book a precious masterpiece.
Slipcase. Limited edition (1875), numbered.

 

 

Bruce Hamilton / Russ Cochran (Hg.)

The Fine Art of Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks

This book of Carl Barks’ paintings is the brainchild of two collectors who have been familiar with the Barks stories since childhood.
Both Russ Cochran and Bruce Hamilton have been Barks fans since the early 1940s when his stories started
to appear in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories each month.

When the phenomenon of the Barks oil paintings started happening in the early 1970s,
both Russ and Bruce were closely involved with not only the sale of the paintings to collectors,
but also with suggesting concepts or ideas to Barks for future paintings.
In the process, they became close friends with Carl and Garé Barks and visited them in their home many times.

The idea of publishing a book such as this, which contains all of Carl Barks’ 122 Disney paintings,
had been discussed at countless dinners and while driving around the country on collector-related business.
When permission from Walt Disney Productions finally came for this edition,
the thinking processes had been going for so long the job was already half done.
All that remained was to collect, from people Russ and Bruce knew all across the country,
the professionally-made photographs from which the plates in this book were made.

Every effort was made to insure the best quality reproduction and most of the final cromalin proofs were approved by Carl Barks himself.
However, since the original photography was done by nearly 50 different photographers in the United States and Canada,
using different film and working under different lighting conditions,
it was only possible to duplicate the transparencies to the fidelity of the film or with slight adjustments to what the editors,
or Carl, felt would show the paintings to best advantage.

To the owners of the paintings or to anyone who has a chance to compare one of the original oils to its reproduction in this book,
subtle differences will be seen. No four color printing process can capture completely all shades of all colors in a fully-rendered painting. Nonetheless, the color separations were color-corrected and adjusted until everyone was fully satisfied with the results.
No time or expense was spared in this edition. The foldouts were arranged to be fully-sewn and not merely tipped into the binding;
the cover stock was chosen to last several lifetimes of use and appreciation.

Regardless of whatever future publication of Barks oils there might be, this special,
limited and signed McDuck Edition will be the only complete and comprehensive assemblage of these very special paintings.
It is an edition prepared especially for collectors by collectors.

The 122 paintings themselves, of course, are the ultimate in collectors items for the Barks enthusiast.
This edition is expected to be the “bible“ for collectors who own (or seek to own) one or more of these paintings.

 

 

THE FINE ART OF WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK

CHRONOLOGY

A Complete Chronological Index to All of Carl Barks' Walt Disney Oils, 1971-1976

Chronological
Number

Title (or subject,
if untitled)

Height x Width (inches)

Barks’ Identification Number on the Painting

Color Plate Number in this Book

1

A Tall Ship and a Star to Steer Her By

18x14

13-71

2

2

Money Lake

20x16

14-71

3

3

Bullet Valley

20x16

15-71

4

4

Bullet Valley

18x14

16-71

109

5

Golden Helmet

20x16

17-71

110

6

Ancient Persia

20x16

18-71

111

7

Money Lake

20x16

19-71

112

8

Wishing Well

20x16

20-71

113

9

Blue Composition of Ducks

20x16

21-71

5

10

Bullet Valley

18x14

22-71

6

11

Money Lake

20x16

23-71

7

12

Old Castle

20x16

24-71

114

13

Truant Officer

20x16

25-71

8

14

Money Lake

20x16

26-71

115

15

Ancient Persia

20x16

27-71

9

16

Christmas Composition

20x16

1-72

10

17

Pleasure in the Treasure

16x20

2-72

12&13

18

Golden Helmet

20x16

3-72

16

19

Sailboat

18x14

4-72

14

20

Christmas Carolers

17x12

5-72

11

21

The Wadfather

16x20

6-72

15

22

Bullet Valley

18x14

7-72

20

23

Golden Fleece

12x24

8-72

17

24

Treasure Island

20x16

9-72

18

25

Bombie the Zombie

20x16

10-72

19

26

Scrooge #2 Cover

20x16

11-72

116

27

Money Bin Memories

16x20

12-72

23

28

Fair Wind Off Bora Bora

16x20

13-72

26

29

Reading the Scandal Sheet

16x20

14-72

32

30

Klondike Kaper

20x16

15-72

24

31

Sea Cruise

18x14

16-72

40

32

Truant Officer

20x16

17-72

28

33

Money Lake

20x16

18-72

36

34

Flubbity Dubbity Duffer

20x16

19-72

31

35

Golden Helmet

20x16

20-72

25

36

Old Castle With Scrooge

20x16

21-72

27

37

Vacation Panel

24x18

22-72

30

38

Flying Dutchman

18x24

23-72

21&22

39

Flying Dutchman

18x24

25-72

117

40

Blue Persia

20x16

1-73

118

41

Bullet Valley

18x14

2-73

119

42

Treasure Island

20x16

3-73

33

43

Blizzard Tonight

20x16

4-73

37

44

Secret Safe

16x20

5-73

29

45

Green Persia

20x16

6-73

34

46

What's In There?

16x20

7-73

35

47

Another Long Day's Work

20x16

8-73

120

48

Eight-Cornered Eggs

20x16

9-73

42

49

Isle of Golden Dreams

20x16

10-73

44

50

Menace Out of the Myths

18x24

11-73

38&39

51

Visitor From Underground

16x20

12-73

41

52

Square Eggs

20x16

13-73

121

53

Sheriff Donald's Last Stand

18x14

14-73

122

54

Family Portrait

20x16

15-73

52

55

Sea Fever

18x14

16-73

123

56

Time Out For Fun

16x20

17-73

43

57

Much Ado About a Dime

16x20

18-73

45

58

Time Out For Therapy

16x20

19-73

51

59

Who's Out There?

16x20

20-73

124

60

In Voodoo Land

20x16

21-73

46

61

Luck of the North

16x20

22-73

49

62

Webfoot Tenderfoot

18x14

23-73

50

63

This Dollar Saved My Life at Whitehorse

16x20

24-73

47&48

64

CaveofAliBaba

16x20

25-73

53

65

Spoiling the Concert

16x20

27-73

55

66

Lavender and Old Lace

20x16

28-73

62

67

Sheriff Donald at Gory Gap

18x14

29-73

125

68

The Goose Egg Nugget

20x16

30-73

57

69

Duck in the Iron Pants

16x20

31-73

126

70

Halloween in Duckburg

18x24

33-73

58&59

71

Snow Fun

18x24

1-74

63&64

72

El Dorado, Gilded Man

16x20

2-74

61

73

Slow Boat to Duckburg

18x14

4-74

127

74

Trick or Treat

14x18

5-74

71

75

Only a Poor Old Duck

20x16

6-74

128

76

A Hot Defense

16x20

7-74

80

77

Sport of Tycoons

14x18

9-74

69

78

Danger, Tycoon at Play

16x20

10-74

66&67

79

Dangerous Discovery

16x20

11-74

73

80

ABinfulofFun

14x18

12-74

78

81

Nobody's Spending Fool

16x20

13-74

75&76

82

Rude Awakening

20x16

14-74

54

83

McDuck of Duckburg

18x14

15-74

60

84

Season To Be Jolly

16x20

16-74

82

85

Voodoo Hoodooed

18x14

17-74

56

86

Terror of the River

20x16

18-74

70

87

Red Sails in the Sunset

18x14

19-74

74

88

Where Ducks and Antelope Play

10x8

20-74

65

89

Pick and Shovel Laborer

10x8

21-74

129

90

Make Your Move, Podner

10x8

22-74

130

91

Always Another Rainbow

10x8

23-74

68

92

Compleat Golfer

16x12

1-75

72

93

Dude For a Day

10x8

2-75

77

94

I Found It, I Keep It

10x8

3-75

79

95

Miser's Hangup

8x6

4-75

83

96

The Old Money Magician

10x8

5-75

131

97

Rug Riders Last Flight

16x12

6-75

81

98

Far Out Safari

12x16

7-75

86&87

99

Banker's Salad

10x8

8-75

132

100

Time Wasters

16x20

9-75

84

101

Hi, I'm Donald Duck

8x6

10-75

88

102

Mayday on the Prairie

16x12

11-75

85

103

Unsafe Vehicle

16x12

13-75

133

104

Cave of the Minotaur

16x20

14-75

89

105

Business Long Overdue

9x12

15-75

98

106

Hands Off My Playthings

16x20

16-75

91 & 92

107

Oh, Oh!

10x8

17-75

134

108

Buyer Beware

12x9

18-75

90

109

She Was Spangled and Flashy

16x20

19-75

94&95

110

Menace From the Grotto

16x12

20-75

97

111

The Expert

10x8

21-75

135

112

Lake of Gold

20x16

22-75

102

113

Golden Cities of Cibola

16x20

23-75

100

114

Rumble Seat Roadster

10x8

24-75

96

115

Gifts For Shacktown

10x8

25-75

93

116

Golden Christmas Tree

16x12

26-75

101

117

Pirate Gold

16x12

1-76

99

118

Business As Usual

16x20

2-76

107

119

July Fourth in Duckburg

18x24

3-76

103&104

120

Disputed Claim

20x16

4-76

106

121

Live It Up, Kid!

16x12

6-76

105

122

Over the Bounding Main

18x14

7-76

108

•Barks' missing identification numbers represent paintings that were abandoned or never finished and a few non-Disney oils.

 

THE FINE ART OF WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 Plate

Title

Page

 

About This Edition

4

 

Dedication

7

 

Acknowledgements

8

 

Introduction by E. Barbara Boatner

13

 

The Packrats, the Wolves, and the Ants by Bruce Hamilton

42

 

About the Paintings

65

Plate 1

Untitled Uncle Scrooge preliminary

65

Plate 2

A Tall Ship and a Star to Steer Her By

66

Plate 3

Money Lake

68

Plate 4

Bullet Valley

70

Plate 5

Blue Composition of Ducks

72

Plate 6

Bullet Valley

74

Plate 7

Money Lake

76

Plate 8

Truant Officer

78

Plate 9

Ancient Persia

80

Plate 10

Christmas Composition

82

Plate 11

Christmas Carolers

84

Plate 12

Pleasure in the Treasure

86

Plate 13

Pleasure in the Treasure (foldout)

88

Plate 14

Sailboat

92

Plate 15

The Wadfather

94

Plate 16

Golden Helmet

96

Plate 17

Golden Fleece

98

Plate 18

Treasure Island

100

Plate 19

Bombie the Zombie

102

Plate 20

Bullet Valley

104

Plate 21

Flying Dutchman

106

Plate 22

Flying Dutchman (foldout)

108

Plate 23

Money Bin Memories

112

Plate 24

Klondike Kaper

114

Plate 25

Golden Helmet

116

Plate 26

Fair Wind Off Bora Bora

118

Plate 27

Old Castle With Scrooge

120

Plate 28

Truant Officer

122

Plate 29

Secret Safe

124

Plate 30

Vacation Panel

126

Plate 31

Flubbity Dubbity Duffer

128

Plate 32

Reading the Scandal Sheet

130

Plate 33

Treasure Island

132

Plate 34

Green Persia

134

Plate 35

What's In There?

136

Plate 36

Money Lake

138

Plate 37

Blizzard Tonight

140

Plate 38

Menace Out of the Myths

142

Plate 39

Menace Out of the Myths (foldout)

144

Plate 40

Sea Cruise

148

Plate 41

Visitor From Underground

150

Plate 42

Eight-Cornered Eggs

152

Plate 43

Time Out For Fun

154

Plate 44

Isle of Golden Dreams

156

Plate 45

Much Ado About a Dime

158

Plate 46

In Voodoo Land

160

Plate 47

This Dollar Saved My Life at Whitehorse

162

Plate 48

This Dollar Saved My Life at Whitehorse (foldout)

164

Plate 49

Luck of the North

168

Plate 50

Webfoot Tenderfoot

170

Plate 51

Time Out For Therapy

172

Plate 52

Family Portrait

174

Plate 53

Cave of Ali Baba

176

Plate 54

Rude Awakening

178

Plate 55

Spoiling the Concert

180

Plate 56

Voodoo Hoodooed

182

Plate 57

The Goose Egg Nugget

184

Plate 58

Halloween in Duckburg

186

Plate 59

Halloween in Duckburg (foldout)

188

Plate 60

McDuck of Duckburg

192

Plate 61

El Dorado, Gilded Man

194

Plate 62

Lavender and Old Lace

196

Plate 63

Snow Fun

198

Plate 64

Snow Fun (foldout)

200

Plate 65

Where Ducks and Antelope Play

204

Plate 66

Danger, Tycoon at Play

206

Plate 67

Danger, Tycoon at Play (foldout)

208

Plate 68

Always Another Rainbow

212

Plate 69

Sport of Tycoons

214

Plate 70

Terror of the River

216

Plate 71

Trick or Treat

218

Plate 72

Compleat Golfer

220

Plate 73

Dangerous Discovery

222

Plate 74

Red Sails in the Sunset

224

Plate 75

Nobody's Spending Fool

226

Plate 76

Nobody's Spending Fool (foldout)

228

Plate 77

Dude For a Day

232

Plate 78

A Binful of Fun

234

Plate 79

I Found It, I Keep It

236

Plate 80

A Hot Defense

238

Plate 81

Rug Riders Last Flight

240

Plate 82

Season To Be Jolly

242

Plate 83

Miser's Hangup

244

Plate 84

Time Wasters

246

Plate 85

Mayday on the Prairie

248

Plate 86

Far Out Safari

250

Plate 87

Far Out Safari (foldout)

252

Plate 88

Hi, I'm Donald Duck

256

Plate 89

Cave of the Minotaur

258

Plate 90

Buyer Beware

260

Plate 91

Hands Off My Playthings

262

Plate 92

Hands Off My Playthings (foldout)

264

Plate 93

Gifts For Shacktown

268

Plate 94

She Was Spangled and Flashy

270

Plate 95

She Was Spangled and Flashy (foldout)

272

Plate 96

Rumble Seat Roadster

276

Plate 97

Menace From the Grotto

278

Plate 98

Business Long Overdue

280

Plate 99

Pirate Gold

282

Plate 100

Golden Cities of Cibola

284

Plate 101

Golden Christmas Tree

286

Plate 102

Lake of Gold

288

Plate 103

July Fourth in Duckburg

290

Plate 104

July Fourth in Duckburg (foldout)

292

Plate 105

Live It Up, Kid!

296

Plate 106

Disputed Claim

298

Plate 107

Business As Usual

300

Plate 108

Over the Bounding Main

302

 

Chronology

306

Plates 109-117

 

307

Plates 118-126

 

309

Plates 127-135

 

311