A friend is selling one of his most cherished pieces from his Wizard of Oz collection to pay medical bills. It’s a beautiful original painting for The Yellow Knight of Oz book by artist Michael Herring, who created the front covers for the Del Rey Wizard of Oz books. This painting is from 1985 (the book was published in 1986). The painting depicts Prince Corum and Princess Marygolden, with a castillian-themed castle backdrop. The banister has Oz symbols and Herring has signed “M H” at the base of the stairs.
The canvas measures approximately 24″ wide by 30″ tall, and was framed by Herring himself. Please scroll down for more photos. The painting went from Herring to his agent, and then to the current owner. How often to you have the opportunity to buy original Wizard of Oz art like this? If you would like more information, please contact the owner directly here.
See also this interesting blog post for a comparison of Herring’s and John R Neill’s cover art. https://vovatia.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/neill-vs-herring-part-3-weve-got-thompson-covered/
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