Lot 496: Casino de Monte Carlo. 1922
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 31 1/2 x 46 3/4 in./79.9 x 118.8 cm Imp. Robaudy, Cannes Though the original appearance of this border design dates back to 1897 (see PAI-XXVII, 518), it first shows up in La Plume, "on the title page of the special Mucha edition ... Thereafter, it appears to have lain dormant for a few years until the printer Robaudy of Cannes printed a quantity of the borders and sold them to Imprimerie de Monaco, who in turn used them ... on numerous occasions to advertise various events in Monte Carlo by filling in the appropriate letterprint text" (Rennert/Weill, p. 141).
Condition Report: B/ Slight water stains near edges.
Dimensions: 31 1/2 x 46 3/4 in./79.9 x 118.8 cm
Artist or Maker: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)