"The very first Uncle Scrooge painting.” Original hand-painted cover art by Carl Barks from Uncle Scrooge #43, published by Western Publishing, July 1963.
"In 1963, a Western Publishing executive, wanting a color piece to hang on his office wall, made a special request of Carl for an original Uncle Scrooge painting. Keep in mind this was years before Barks was granted permission by Disney to reproduce his earlier comic book work as fine art paintings, so he did the best thing he could at the time — he took his original inked cover art for a then-recent issue, featuring a clever image of Scrooge tossing cash as if he was preparing a salad, and painted in background and details using a combination of oil paints and watercolors. The result is… the very first Uncle Scrooge painting; it’s also one of the few remaining examples of original cover art by Barks still in existence (Western was notorious for trashing old artwork after it was photographed for reproduction)." (via)