WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options

Lot 117: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939). NECTAR. Documents Décoratifs, pl. 14. 1902. 16x10 inches, 42x27 cm. [Emile Levy, Paris.]

ALPHONSE MUCHA & MASTERS OF ART NOUVEAU

by Swann Auction Galleries

January 26, 2017

New York, NY, USA

Live Auction

Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

Sold
Looking for the realized and estimated price?

Description: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) NECTAR. Documents Décoratifs, pl. 14. 1902.
16 3/4x10 5/8 inches, 42 1/2x27 cm. [Emile Levy, Paris.]
Condition A-: minor abrasion in central image; mat staining, time-staining, minor tears and pencil marks in margins. Matted and framed.
This poster design is one of the two most sought-after individual plates from Documents Décoratifs. Like the other plates in the portfolio, it was created as a teaching method, "advertising a purely mythical product" (Rennert / Weill p. 390), which visually encapsulated Mucha''s whole oeuvre of commercial design. Although it never appeared as a full-sized poster, it contains all of his classic, stylistic Art Nouveau trademarks - a woman with stylized hair, a decorative halo behind her, dressed in a flowing gown, with text grouped at the top and bottom of the image, within a vertical format and with sophisticated decorative elements that support the vertical structure of the design. Rennert / Weill A8, Lendl p. 247, Mucha / Henderson 87 (var), Mucha / Bridges A31.

Browse more items
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)