January 26, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 156: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939). L''HABITATION PRATIQUE. Magazine cover. Circa 1905. 15x12 inches, 38x31 cm. L. Ruckert et Cie, [Paris.](75 views)
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ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) L''HABITATION PRATIQUE. Magazine cover. Circa 1905.
15x12 1/2 inches, 38x31 3/4 cm. L. Ruckert et Cie, [Paris.]
Condition A-: minor time-staining and small repaired tears in margins; painted seal in lower margin; slight fading in image. Matted and framed.
The magazine used Mucha''s 1903 design as its cover illustration from 1904 to the end of 1910. "The name of the engraver ''L. Ruckert et Cie Sc.'' appeared in 1905 and disappeared in June 1906. In 1920, the newspaper changed its name toL''Habitation Moderne " (http://richet.christian.free.fr/habitat/habitat.html). Grand Palais L. 68, Mucha / Bridges R36 (var), Spirit of Art Nouveau 62.