January 26, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 174: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939). BANQUET OFFERT À MRS DE MONTHOLON ET MAURICE MONTHIERS. 1898. 10x6 inches, 25x17 cm. l. Fort, [Paris.](65 views)
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ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) BANQUET OFFERT À MRS DE MONTHOLON ET MAURICE MONTHIERS. 1898.
10 1/8x6 7/8 inches, 25 3/4x17 1/2 cm. l. Fort, [Paris.]
Condition A. Matted and framed. Unexamined out of frame.
This image was also printed in color by Champenois, but "this black-and-white version shows that at this time, the line was the most impressive design element in Mucha''s work, with which he could form an impressive composition. The color had only secondary importance as a supplement to the expression" (Darmstadt p. 144). This version comes from the Revue des Arts Décoratifs, where it was printed in vol. XIII, 1898. Darmstadt 94, Mucha / Postcards 71 (var), Mucha / Henderson 142, Mucha / Bridges G1f.