The Grasshopper and the Ants (1934)|
Storyboard of The Queen Ant and some ants.
The piece measures 12.50" x 6" inches.
The paper is secured to a section of back boarding. The paper has become delicate and we recommend framing so as to store the piece in the best way. There is evidence of several staple and pin holes in the corners of the piece, which could be matted out. There is a 2.5" inch section of paper loss in the lower left corner, as well as a small 0.25" inch section to the right of it, and finally two small sections of paper loss, one along the lower edge, and one along the left edge, all of which could be matted out. There are two 5.50" inch creases running vertically through the piece, just between the Queen ant and the front porter ant. There is a third 5.50" inch crease running vertically just to the right of the trumpeters. As visible in the web image, there is a drip stain in the lower right quarter of the paper of about 0.75" inches in diameter. There is evidence of tearing in the paper throughout the piece, namely along the upper edge from which the creases originate, as well as some moderate tearing and cracking in the paper in the lower left corner, reaching from the lower edge to about half-way up the piece. As visible in the web image, there are some small circular areas of a lighter tone in the upper corners, which could also be matted out. The paper has assumed a darker tone with age, which is common for production material of this kind.