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Lot 495: Zdenka Cerny. 1913

PAI-LXX: Rare Posters

by Poster Auctions International Inc

October 30, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: Artist: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939) Size: 42 1/4 x 73 1/2 in./107.4 x 187 cm V. Neubert, Smichov/Prague This poster was prepared for Ms. Cerny's European tour planned for the fall of 1914. When war broke out that spring, the tour was canceled, and the poster was never used. Cerny was the daughter of a Czech-American music teacher who befriended Mucha during the artist's stay in Chicago. "Mucha worked from a photograph of Zdenka with a cello, but idealized her face by investing it with a spiritual quality, her love of music. He created a unique poster-portrait by adjusting the slant of her head, softening her expression, lightening the hair, lifting the hand turning the sheet music, and elongating the body. Two circles, one with lilies symbolizing Zdenka's youthful innocence, the other with laurels of her past triumphs, complete the design suffused with warm light” (Mucha/Art Nouveau, p. 180). Hand-signed by Cerny at lower right. (string)

Condition Report: B+/ Slight creasing.

Dimensions: 42 1/4 x 73 1/2 in./107.4 x 187 cm

Artist or Maker: ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)

Medium: Poster

Date: 1913

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