The Money Lake paintings
FC 386 was the first comic book with Scrooge as the title hero; its main story »Only a Poor Old Man« (FC 386/2) was crucial in fleshing out Scrooge's personality. Small wonder, then, that Barks rendered the corresponding cover in oil 8 times.
Cover of FC 386
(March 1952)
Barks submitted this cover on 27 September 1951.
»Money Lake«
»Money Lake«
»Money Lake«
»Money Lake«
»Money Lake«
»Another Long Day's Work«
»Only a Poor Old Duck«
»Lake of Gold«
»Money Lake«
In the 1980's Barks used the motif once again for Another Rainbow's lithograph series, but he shelved the project after he had made a small preliminary painting.

BarksBase by Gerd Syllwasschy · Last update: 2 February 2003
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