Lot 481: Reverie. 1897
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 19 1/2 x 26 in./49.5 x 66 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris For many years, this design was simply known as "Reverie, the name under which the decorative panel version of the design was widely sold by La Plume without lettering. However, further research appears to establish that its original use was as an in-house poster for a variety of establishments, from printing firms to chocolate manufacturers. Here, however, is the first incarnation of the design, used by F. Champenois to usher in the New Year of 1898. (great art nouveau)
Condition Report: A.
Dimensions: 19 1/2 x 26 in./49.5 x 66 cm
Artist or Maker: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)