Jul 16, 2020 - Sale 2541

Sale 2541 - Lot 48

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Princess of Oz. Illustration from the unpublished Enchanted Princess of Oz by Frank Joslyn Baum, 1935. Mixed media, including pen, ink, graphite, conté crayon and correction fluid on paper. 330x295 mm; 13x11 3/4 inches, on 15 1/4x12 1/4-inch sheet. Signed "Milt Youngren," dated December 5, [19]55, and inscribed "One of my drawings from 'The Enchanted Princess of Oz'...To Fred Meyer with the kindest wishes" in lower left image. Framed. Not removed from frame for inspection.

Provenance: From the estate of Fred Meyer at the sale of his Oz Library, Bloomsbury Auctions, New York, September 2008.

Milt Youngren illustrated The Laughing Dragon of Oz by Frank Joslyn Baum (Racine, Wis.: Whitman Publishing Co., 1934). The Enchanted Princess of Oz was to be published in 1935 as a sequel, but a lawsuit by Reilly and Lee prevented the manuscript's issuance. This illustration inscribed to Oz collector Fred M. Meyer twenty years later is believed to be the only surviving original artwork from the second Oz book by L. Frank Baum's son.