October 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 510: Krinogen / 1918-1928. 1928(152 views)
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Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 33 1/2 x 48 1/8 in./85.2 x 122.2 cm Dr. K. Kriz, Praha "This poster commemorates the tenth anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia - one of several countries that arose from the ashes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire broken up after World War I. The nascent country is represented by a young girl, and the garland of freedom is being placed on her by a mythical fairy representing the victorious nations of that war, who created Czechoslovakia by the terms of the peace treaty" (Lendl/Prague, p. 292).
Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears & stains at edges.
Dimensions: 33 1/2 x 48 1/8 in./85.2 x 122.2 cm
Artist or Maker: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)