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Alfons Mucha (1860 - 1939)

Lot 81: ALPHONSE MUCHA LA SAMARITAINE. 1898.

Swann Auction Galleries

December 16, 2004
New York, NY, US

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15 3/4x11 1/4 inches. Chaix, Paris.
Condition A-: minor repaired tear, discoloration and pinholes in margins; archival tape on verso; stain in margin. Paper.
Plate 166 of Les Maitres de l'Affiche (the poster was printed in 1897). This biblical-theme play, written by Sarah Bernhardt's favorite author, Edmond Rostand, has been long forgotten by the theatrical world. All that survives of its memory is Mucha's excellent poster. A classic image of his with its halo, mosaic-effect and his signature flowing hair and inventive typography. It also boasts an unusual attribute, which is the heavy use of blue; a color rarely seen in his work. Rennert / Weill 24 (var).

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