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Robert de Flers; Artist: Alphonse Mucha

Lot 38086: Mucha - Ilsee Frontispiece with Woman Gazing at Spirits

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

January 15, 2022
Franklin, TN, US

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Description

This attractive color lithograph is by Alphonse Mucha as part of the work by Robert de Flers entitled Ilsee, Princess of Tripoli. The work was published in Paris by Piaza & Cie in 1897. It was part of set number 131 of 180 published issues on quality Dutch paper.

This work was considered one of the finest examples of Mucha's book illustrations. (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 366) According to the Mucha Foundation, by the time Robert de Flers completed the manuscript for the story, Mucha had only three months to complete the 134 lithographs to illustrate the text. He later wrote: “We worked on four stones simultaneously. I did some of the drawings straight onto the stone. Other things, particularly the decorative edgings, I drew on tracing paper which was then passed on to the draughtsmen who continued the work with the colors I specified. I hardly had time to sketch out the motif for an ornament when they came and took it from my hands and got down to work on it.”

Dimensions

~ 9 1/2" by 12 1/4"

Artist or Maker

Robert de Flers; Artist: Alphonse Mucha

Medium

Color Lithograph

Date

1897

Condition Report

The work is in very good to excellent condition. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

Literature

Ilsee, Princess of Tripoli

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