Lot 161: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939). LA PLUME. Magazine, April 1, 1898. 10x7 inches, 25x19 cm. Imprimerie de Vaugirard, Paris.
January 26, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) LA PLUME. Magazine, April 1, 1898.
10x7 1/4 inches, 25 1/2x19 cm. Imprimerie de Vaugirard, Paris.
Condition B: brittle paper with chipping and losses at edges; cover detached; pages loose.
Mucha''s design for the cover of La Plume was used for several years by the magazine. The image shows a classically posed Mucha muse emerging from the stylized, feathery folds of a plumed Pegasus. She has drawn her quills, and therefore her inspiration, from this beautiful, magical being.