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One of the initial sketches Burton had hanging in her studio

It took Virginia Lee Burton nearly eight years to write and draw Life Story. She began her work by mapping out the scenes as color sketches and then pinning them to the walls of her studio. If you look at the preliminary sketches in the collection, you can still see the pin holes at the top. She also drew on the back of scenes, on pieces of scrap paper or board that were odd sizes: convenient for an artist seized by inspiration, but a dilemma for archivists and conservators!

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Title: Later preliminary sketches for Life Story, Act III, Scene 2

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