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ALPHONSE MUCHA (Czechoslovakian, 1860-1939). Les Fleurs (Rennert, Weill, 49, Var 1), circa 1898. Color lithographs. 40 x... (Total: 4 Items)

2013 June 15 Decorative Art & European Paintings Signature Auction - Dallas #5139

 
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Auction Ended On: Jun 15, 2013
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Location: Heritage Auctions - Design District Annex
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ALPHONSE MUCHA (Czechoslovakian, 1860-1939)
Les Fleurs (Rennert, Weill, 49, Var 1), circa 1898
Color lithographs
40 x 16-1/4 inches (101.6 x 41.3 cm) (each image)
42 x 18-1/4 inches (106.7 x 46.4 cm) (each sheet)
Three signed lower right, one signed lower left in plate: Mucha
Published by La Plume, Paris, 1898
Printed by F. Champenois, Paris

Suite of four includes: The Rose, The Iris, The Carnation, and The Lily.

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All framed under glass; Each lithograph: minor surface soiling visible in margins, possible faint discoloration of paper, light toning along extreme edges, and scattered spots of foxing, most notably on paper verso. The Rose: Approx. 1.75-inch repaired tear at far right extreme bottom edge; 3 small repaired tears along upper extreme left edge; tiny loss to lower left corner; small crease in upper left corner. The Carnation: Scattered spots of skinning and an approx. 1-inch repaired tear along extreme bottom edge; approx. 1.25-inch repaired tear at far left extreme top edge. The Lily: Small pinhole puncture at upper right edge of image; light handling creases along extreme top edge. Framed Dimensions 45 X 21 Inches

Mucha, Alphonse:Mucha established himself as a respected poster designer in Paris in the late 19th century, after designing a poster promoting the actress Sarah Bernhardt. His illustrations are distinguished by their mosaic backgrounds influenced by Byzantine artwork, and the romantic female form often depicted in flamboyant, theatrical poses, wearing garments laden with precious gems. Mucha's work was also popular with commercial businesses at the time, who often hired him for illustrations.

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