Original watercolor of the Wicked Witch of the East. Michael Hague.

Original watercolor of the Wicked Witch of the East.

1982. n.d. [before 1982].

Original watercolor painting on board, 9 5/8 x 11”, signed by the artist with publisher's production marks and pencil notes in the margins and on a label affixed to verso, mounted; very good.

§ Original watercolor illustration by Michael Hague for L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, a new edition published by Holt in 1982. This illustration appeared on page 134 and depicts the Wicked Witch of the East melting after Dorothy has doused her in water, one of her silver slippers is strewn to the side of the puddle she is becoming. Hague is an American illustrator of mainly children’s classics such as The Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit and the stories of Hans Christian Andersen. As can be seen in this painting, Hague is renowned for his rich color palette, and his fantastic eye for intricate detail. Item #108191

Price: $2,000.00

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