Alphonse Mucha, Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile, 1897, Lithograph(79 views)
Description: Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 18601939); color lithograph advertisement, 'Biscuits Lefèvre-Utile', France, 1897.
F. Champenois, Paris; signed in the plate Mucha; Framed and matted (with glass). A Confirmation of Authenticity from the Mucha Foundation in a plastic sleeve is adhered to the back of the frame.
Original Art Nouveau advertisement for a brand of cookies, the poster features an attractive young lady with poppies and shafts of wheat in her blond hair. Her left arm extends outwards as she offers the viewer a dish of wafers. The woman's dress is decorated with a pattern of sickles and wheat, indicating the origin of the product. The companys stylized initials (LU) are incorporated into the portion of the golden border that protrudes into the picture.
Condition Report: Very good condition. Lithograph attached to mat with tape along outer edges verso. Craquelure to gold border surrounding calendar along lower edge. Please see photos for an accurate depiction of the condition.
Image (sight): 23.75 x 17.25" inches.
Frame: 32 1/2 x 25 1/4 inches.
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