DescriptionA Pre-Production Concept Painting by Jack Martin Smith from "The Wizard of Oz." Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939. Gouache and pencil on illustration board, depicting the five main characters ["Dorothy," "Toto," the "Tin Man," the "Scarecrow," and the "Lion"] as they're first meeting the scary visage of the "Wizard," rendered in somber shades of teal blue, dark gray, and white (with the exception of Dorothy's light blue dress), signed in the lower right corner "Jack Martin Smith," one of principal artists who worked on the film during its pre-production phases, creating works like this before the sets were built, Smith's practice brushstrokes appear on all borders, a "16" is handwritten on the back. (Please note there are pin holes in all corners and tape residue on the back where the piece was evidently mounted in a mat board.
13" x 19"
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