January 26, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 101: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939). BISCUITS LEFÈVRE - UTILE. 1897. 23x17 inches, 60x17 cm. F. Champenois, Paris.(66 views)
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ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) BISCUITS LEFÈVRE - UTILE. 1897.
23 3/4x17 1/4 inches, 60 1/4x17 1/4 cm. F. Champenois, Paris.
Condition B+: abrasions in margins, some affecting image; minor staining in lower corners; on linen mounted to board. Matted and framed.
"All of the firm''s designs featured the initials LU somewhere, and in this case they are incorporated into the golden arch that protrudes into the picture. The girl''s dress has a pattern of sickles and wheat, and she even has some wheat stalks in her hair, ideal to indicate the origin of the product" (Lendl p. 70). Rennert / Weill 22, Brno 13, Gold 59, Lendl p. 71 (var), Mucha Grand Palais 22 (var), Darmstadt 43 (var), Mucha / Henderson 126, Mucha / Bridges C5, Triumph des Jugendstils 26, DFP-II 632.