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    Sale 2337 | Lot 51
    Price Realized: $30,720With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2337 Lot 51

      W.W. DENSLOW.
      Illustration from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Original pen and ink and pencil on paper. 335x315 mm; 13 1/4x12 1/4 inches. The Scarecrow and two Munchkins. Signed in ink with seahorse monogram. Published as the first in-text illustration of Chapter 4 (page 43), with headpiece as here, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Chicago: George M. Hill, 1900. Very light age-toning.

      Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

      Classic illustration from the great American fairy tale. The majority of the original Denslow drawings for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) are preserved in the Print Department of The New York Public Library. Only two other drawings for the iconic classic have ever been sold at auction, that of Dorothy looking at the feet of the Wicked Witch of the East and the right side of the double-page spread of the Cowardly Lion being saved by the Field Mice.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $30,720