Lot 494: L'Estampe Moderne. 1898
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 23 1/4 x 31 1/8 in./59 x 79 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris "L'Estampe Moderne' was a monthly portfolio of four lithographs, most of them expressly commissioned for the series by its publisher, Champenois, which appeared from May, 1897 to April, 1899. There were also four supplements, making for a total of one-hundred prints in this 24-month series. Some of the leading artists working in the medium of color lithography contributed to it ... Mucha's monochrome cover design ... was also enlarged and used as a standard poster" (Rennert/Weill, p. 158).
Condition Report: B/ Slight stains at edges; slight skinning.
Dimensions: 23 1/4 x 31 1/8 in./59 x 79 cm
Artist or Maker: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)