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Lot 190: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939). [SOCIETY FOR THE BENEFIT OF AUSTRIA - HUNGARY.] Collection de Cent postcard with gilding. 1901. 5x3 inches,
January 26, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) [SOCIETY FOR THE BENEFIT OF AUSTRIA - HUNGARY.] Collection de Cent postcard with gilding. 1901.
5x3 1/2 inches, 12 3/4x9 cm.
Condition A. Paper. Matted and framed. Unexamined out of frame.
This is one of two postcards that Mucha designed to be included in the Collection de Cent, a collection of over 100 postcards designed by over 90 artists popular at the time. This image, numbered 11 in the Collection de Cent, was adapted from a design for the 1898 Society for the Benefit of Austria - Hungary, in which the crescent moon overhead has been embelished. rare. Postcards 601, 150th Mucha 14 (var), Mucha / Japan 86 (var), Mucha / Postcards 103, Mucha / Henderson 135 (var), Mucha / Bridges G1e (var).