Jun 24, 2021 - Sale 2574

Sale 2574 - Lot 186

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
HENRY GRACE [CREW OF] (1907-1983)
"Mutiny on the Bounty."

Scene sketch for the film of the same title released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1962. Gouache on board. 146x488 mm; 5 3/4x19 1/4 inches. Unsigned. Mounted to matte board with title plate; framed. A certificate of authenticity issued by The Hanley Gallery accompanies the lot.

MGM's 1962 iteration of the epic drama starred Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, and Richard Harris. The film was based on the 1932 novel of the same title by Charles Bernard Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, which was a fictionalized account of a historical mutiny on the HMS Bounty against Captain William Bligh in 1789.

The panoramic nature of this scene sketch reflects the motion picture's status as the first to be filmed in the Ultra Panavision 70 widescreen process.