Gustaf Tenggren (b. Magra 1896, d. Dogfish Head 1970)

Fairy tale Illustration “Tinkerbell”, app. 1920. Signed G. Tenggren. Marked “Klokkeblomst” on the reverse. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Visible size 30×23 cm.

The Swedish-American artist and illustrator Gustaf Tenggren worked as chief illustrator for the Walt Disney Company in the late 30s, where classics such as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Fantasia,” “Bambi” and “Pinocchio” was produced.

“Tinkerbell” derives from “The Grimm's Fairy Tales,” which was released in 1929 by Jespersen and Pios publishers with illustration by Gustaf Tenggren.

Provenance: When Jespersen and Pio was sold in the 70s, the drawing were given to the present owner as a gift.

This lot is subject to Artist's Royalty.

Signs of age/paper has turned yellow. Examined in frame.


Modern art and design, 4 August 2015


15,000 kr


Price realised

40,000 kr  

14 bids

When Bidder Bid
925293 (Auto bid) 40,000 kr
925497 38,000 kr
925293 (Auto bid) 32,000 kr
925497 30,000 kr
925293 (Auto bid) 28,000 kr
925497 27,000 kr
925293 (Auto bid) 25,000 kr
925497 24,000 kr
925293 (Auto bid) 21,000 kr
925148 20,000 kr
925293 14,000 kr
801166 (Auto bid) 13,500 kr
925293 13,000 kr
801166 12,000 kr