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The Lion ate some of the porridge

The Lion ate some of the porridge


This collection contains the original illustrations from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” held at the American Library of Congress. More people are familiar with the 1939 MGM movie than they are with the source book published in 1900. Written by Frank L. Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, it was one of the most lavishly illustrated American children’s books of the 20th century, and its bold color work revolutionized the field. Sometimes referred to as “the Harry Potter of its time,” “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was an enormous success thanks as much to Denslow’s pictures as to Baum’s story.



  • Series title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Series size: 12 artworks
  • Edition: Limited edition of 1000
  • Proof of Ownership: Certification on the Ethereum blockchain under the ERC1155 protocol. Each artwork is delivered privately and directly to collectors as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that guarrante proof of ownership.
  • Format: Pieces consist of PNG files sized 2160x3840 pixels - 150 dpi.
  • Medium: Illustration, layered leaf printing
  • Artwork materials:  Illustration paper
  • Contract Address: 0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e
  • ID: 2749212597480566...



Denslow  (1856-1915) was born in Philadelphia and spent brief periods at the National Academy of Design and the Cooper Union in New York, but was largely self-trained. In the 1880s, he acquired a reputation as a poster artist; he also designed books and bookplates. Based in Chicago, he met the writer Frank Baum. Besides "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” Denslow also illustrated two other Baum's books, but “Oz” established his reputation as the leading children’s book illustrator of the day.