Lot 128: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939). [CHAMPENOIS CALENDAR.] Circa 1898. 22x8 inches 56x21,cm. [F. Champenois, Paris.]
January 26, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) [CHAMPENOIS CALENDAR.] Circa 1898.
22 3/8x8 3/8 inches 56 3/4x21 1/4,cm. [F. Champenois, Paris.]
Condition B+: minor repaired tears and restored loss in bottom margin; mat staining in margins; faded. Matted and framed.
This image originally appeared on the cover of the F. Champenois catalogue in 1899. It was then executed in this larger format to be used as a calendar, although no realized versions of this have come to market. This rare version with the blank calendarium included at the bottom is only the second copy to come up for auction. The image was also used on a postcard. Rennert / Weill 59, Lendl p. 177 Bridges G2h (var), Mucha / Postcards 79 (var).