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''Ben-Hur'' original set design artwork for the 1959 epic MGM film. Set is labeled ''Int. Temple'' and design depicts the stones and pillar ''Temple Wall'' of the church, as well as a stairwell and ''portico wall'' with three separate sketches matted to the board. The film's production included 300 sets scattered over 148 acres in Italy, so expansive in scope, they became a tourist attraction at the time as the largest sets ever created. The MGM Art Department produced more than 15,000 sketches for the film, earning an Academy Award for Best Art Direction (Color). Rendered in pencil and gouache on illustration board, with architecture angles and scale notations to each drawing. Certain notations are in Italian as the sets were of course built in Italy. Board measures 14.75'' x 9.25'', with additional pencil sketch notations to verso. Half-inch tear to top of board, foxing and some dampstaining in spots; very good condition.
''Ben-Hur'' Original Set Design Artwork -- For the Temple Featured in the 1959 Epic Film
''Ben-Hur'' Original Set Design Artwork -- For the Temple Featured in the 1959 Epic Film
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Auction closed on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
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