Lot 487: La Tosca. 1898
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 14 5/8 x 41 1/8 in./372. x 40.5 cm Imp. F. Champenois "Today La Tosca is known to most people only from the opera which Giacomo Puccini composed and introduced in 1900; however, for the 13 years prior to that, it was a romantic tragedy, written especially for Sarah Bernhardt by Victorian Sardou. Mucha's poster shows Bernhardt in her costume for the first act of the play, dressed in a fashion dating from 1800 when the play takes place." (Rennert/Weill, p. 221). (opera)
Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at edges. Framed.
Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 41 1/8 in./372. x 40.5 cm
Artist or Maker: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)